Bob Seely

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.

Below are some of the articles where he’s been mentioned through OnTheWight:

Call for temporary ban on Isle of Wight herbicide spraying as more dead wall lizards discovered

Ventnor wall lizard by Benjamin Tonner

Steve Jones believes there is a direct link to roadsides being sprayed with herbicides, such as Roundup, and the loss of Ventnor wall lizards. OnTheWight has been in touch with the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 24th April, 2019 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely’s non-vote on the Brexit extension

Houses of parliament

The details of this week's Parliamentary vote on the extension of Brexit

Friday, 12th April, 2019 10:03am

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

MP calls for lower housing targets on the Isle of Wight

bob seely - treason - parliamentlive tv

The Isle of Wight MP says he's "very interested to hear what my constituents think about the Island Plan".

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 3:48pm

By The Office of Bob Seely

Bob Seely’s 3rd April Brexit votes and speech

bob seely at brexit debate

Here's how Bob Seely voted in yesterday's Brexit Motions and his speech.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 11:51am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Brexit is bad for your health, wealth and a tolerant society

nick stuart lib dem

Speaking from a position of knowledge, Nick Stuart says there's no chance of creating new trade deals around the world that will even begin to replace the damage of Brexit.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 10:08am

By Nick Stuart with 17 readers' comments

See Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely’s 1st April Brexit votes

bob seely - treason - parliamentlive tv

See how the Isle of Wight MP voted in the 1st April Brexit votes last night in Parliament.

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 6:54pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Find out how Isle of Wight MP voted on the eight Brexit options

bob seely standing portrait

As we near the end of a hectic week of Brexit debate here's how the Isle of Wight MP voted in last night's eight Brexit options.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 9:27am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight’s £20+ million reason for an Isle of Wight Act?

michael lilley

Cllr Lilley says the Isle of Wight will continue to have a financial and legislative gun to its head until we are recognised by Parliament and the Government as an Island.

Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 9:05am

By Michael Lilley with 6 readers' comments

Bob Seely standing firm behind Theresa May on Brexit – To a mixed reception

bob seely on medical cannabis

The Isle of Wight MP makes it clear he continues to be supportive of Theresa May’s approach to Brexit, following her addressed to the country from 10 Downing Street this week.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 6:57pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

IW MP launches petition against Government’s housing target

bob seely transport debate

The Isle of Wight MP believes the draft Island Plan "has some good proposals in it", but has "several concerns, not least that this housing would be unaffordable for Islanders". He wants your views and has set up a petition.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 1:19pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP asks Transport Minister to be ‘generous’ with Island Line, and investigate ‘ferry duopoly’

bob seely transport debate

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely raised several points during a parliamentary debate yesterday about the transport infrastructure on the Island. Details and video within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 1:18pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Island Labour demands end to NHS ‘Privatisation by Stealth’

Save our NHS by 38 Degrees - cropped

The Isle of Wight Labour Party Chair says "Islanders need to listen to the campaigners of ‘IoW Save Our NHS’, and make their voices heard, before their NHS is stripped away".

Monday, 4th March, 2019 9:57am

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments