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:
This reader shares an open letter to Matt Hancock and Bob Seely urging the Government to reconsider the proposed 1 per cent pay rise for NHS staff. He says many have lost their lives protecting us and those that have survived, may have lost their peace of mind
The Isle of Wight Conservative MP welcomes the Conservative Chancellor's Budget. See within for details he has picked out to highlight
The Isle of Wight MP has made a number of suggestions to address the issue being faced by dentists, including the initiation of a dental training scheme on the Island. Read the full list within
The Isle of Wight MP and Community Action IW are working together to secure future sustainable post office provision on the Island
The MP has stepped in to have his say on a development for five houses on greenfield land in Brighstone
Cllr Stewart said this is the first time in many years that any government has given such an explicit recognition of the need for the Island’s unique circumstances to be looked at
The Isle of Wight has been added to the government's list of areas where newly-built social housing can claim a higher level of grant money to keep future rents down
Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says the additional 14 homes will put further strain on GP and dental services, as well as schools
In addition to the rolling £3,000 monthly grants, all businesses forced to close can claim a one-off grant of up to £9,000. Details within
The feasibility study into extending Island Line from Ryde to Newport and Shanklin to Ventnor has begun but Bob Seely says it can only proceed with the support and cooperation of the Steam Railway
Seely says, “This is not just about housing and protecting from overdevelopment: it is about protecting landscape in perpetuity and is part of a green agenda for the Island too"
The Trade Bill will be voted on in Parliament very soon, and has been amended to give Parliament a say on trade deals. This reader is hoping our MP will vote for the amendment and urges others to write to him