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:

Isle of Wight MP secures meeting with Justice Minister to discuss Camp Hill housing plans

camp hill site - isle of opportunity

The MP said Camp Hill site is important because it can be used to provide "good quality one and two-bed housing for Islanders young and old - without the need to rip up our green landscape"

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 12:12pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Support independent Isle of Wight bookshops, says MP

bob seely and gail middleton posing in bookshop for photo

Bob Seely says small independent bookshops provide a social hub, as well as contributing to the fabric of our town centres

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 1:12pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Don’t miss out on grants available through the UK National Lottery Community Fund

Men in sheds with banner saying thank you

The MP encourages anyone with a new or existing group to exploit the opportunities for funding. It's a year-round fund and open to everyone.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 10:39am

By The Office of Bob Seely

Isle of Wight MP appears on Newsnight talking about China

bob seely on newsnight with emily mailtlis

During 17th week of pro-democracy protests Bob Seely appeared on Newsnight to share his views in 'one country, two systems' debate.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 11:49am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Shock as only shop in village – a ‘hub of the community’ – to close (update 3)

u-turn sign

After locals put in lots of work to buy the shop as a Community Asset for the village, the owner has suddenly changed his mind, says the Parish council Chairman, labelling it 'callous'

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 3:26pm

By Ron Groves with 2 readers' comments

MP calls for £5 cap on ferry fares for residents travelling to mainland for NHS treatment, in Westminster Hall debate

a fan of five pound notes

'We are committed to providing that high-quality care that you seek to meet the needs of your people across the Island,' says Parliamentary Under-Secretary in debate

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 3:18pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP’s (very detailed) views on the Supreme Court’s decision that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully on Prorogation

Bob seely on laptop

Prior to Parliament returning last week, OnTheWight asked the MP four questions about the Supreme Court decision. Here is his very detailed reply.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 5:05pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Fixed link, Undercliff Drive and improved cycle, rail and ferry services raised with Transport Minister

bob seely and chris heaton harris

At the recent announcement of new trains for Island Line, Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely raised several issues with the Transport Minister, including Undercliff Drive, cross-Solent ferries, a fixed link and an improved rail and cycle network.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 2:19pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 8 readers' comments

Letter: Bob Seely should be calling out and rejecting this politics of hate and division

vix lowthion and bob seely

Vix Lowthion says the Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, must call out and overwhelmingly reject the politics of hate, division and stoking up of emotions against each other, "Instead of arrogance and anger, we need humility and hope".

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 11:13am

By Vix Lowthion with 31 readers' comments

Isle of Wight politicians respond to Supreme Court prorogation decision

houses of parliament

As well as asking Isle of Wight MP his views on the Supreme Court ruling today, OnTheWight asked Isle of Wight politicians their views.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 6:12pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Will Bob Seely answer these questions about proroguing Parliament this time?

Boris and Leo Johnson

OnTheWight has asked Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely these four questions about today’s Supreme Court ruling on proroguing Parliament. Here’s the background on what’s he’s failed to answer before.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 1:25pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Pro-Link supporters meet with Lord Adonis to discuss funding for Solent Tunnel feasibility study

carl feeney and lord adonis

Lord Adonis was Secretary of State for Transport from 2009 to 2010, and Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission from 2015 to 2017. He met recently with Pro-Link members to discuss the feasibility study.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 1:00am

By Carl Feeney with 18 readers' comments