Bob Seely was elected as Isle of Wight councillor for Central Wight in the 2013 and 2017 local elections.
Back in 2005, he stood as the Conservative candidate in Broxtowe, Nottingham, coming very close to winning the race with 37.2% of the votes (18,161) – just 2,296 behind the Labour candidate.
He’s been a spin doctor for the Tories and a member of the PR team at music channel MTV, not to mention serving in Iraq in the Territorial Army. Bob’s currently doing a PhD at King’s College, London, where his area of study is non-conventional warfare.
As he first disclosed on OnTheWight, Bob had an ambition to become a candidate for the Isle of Wight MP, when Andrew Turner was no longer in the role.
When in April 2017 Andrew Turner stepped down after his views on homosexuality became widely-reported and criticised, Bob became one of three candidates for selection. After a messy round of people dropping out and others popping up, Bob was finally selected as the Conservative candidate for the Isle of Wight MP.
He secured the seat in the 2017 General Election with 51.3% of the vote, 38,190 votes.
Readers can keep an eye on exactly how Bob Seely votes by visiting the UK Parliament Website.
In the 2019 election Bob Seely increased his majority, gaining 41,850 votes, 56.8 per cent of the vote with an increase of 3,660 votes.
Below are some of the articles where he’s been mentioned through OnTheWight:
Seely thanked now-deposed Dave Stewart for leadership and said he’ll be writing to the new councillors to ‘outline a common agenda’ he believes elected leaders of the Island should be working towards
During Earth Week, the Conservative candidate shares her views on plans for exploratory oil wells in Arreton
It's been a challenge over the last year with the impact of Lockdown, but Isle of Wight 70/30 ambassadors have continued with passion and dedication
Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 12:16pm
By Natalie Thomas
The Isle of Wight Conservatives launch their 2021 Isle of Wight council election campaign. See inside to put faces to names
The Isle of Wight MP says erosion in the area is largely the result of historic storm activity from previous years
Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, is calling on the Government to launch a pooled reinsurance scheme to help festival organisers to plan with confidence
Under the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) scheme, farmers will be paid to adopt agricultural practices that benefit the environment
Ten years in prison for damaging a memorial versus a five year sentence for grievous bodily harm is just one element of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
The Isle of Wight's verges are effectively mini nature reserves and this new pilot scheme will allow the biodiversity found there to thrive. Details within
As well as promoting the Isle of Wight as an ideal TV and film location, Filmwight are working with a consortium of specialists in this field with a view to opening a state-of-the art studio complex. Read more within
The Isle of Wight MP has written to the Crown Estate to seek reassurance that coastal erosion around the Island is not linked to marine aggregate dredging
The Isle of Wight MP says, “I find it outrageous that anyone would even think to build on woodland like this. It should be left well alone”