Chris Whitehouse

Chris Whitehouse was elected as Isle of Wight councillor for Newport West in May 2013.

Chris Whitehouse has previously been the Deputy Leader of South Bucks District Council.

He’s Managing Director of The Whitehouse Consultancy Ltd, which he founded in 1998.

He became Executive member for Children’s Services in January 2017, under the leadership of Conservative, Dave Stewart.

‘Why take the heart of a community out?’ Passionate parents’ video shows off West Wight school some want closed

'all saints, all futures' banner

Passionate parents create video of a West Wight school to show Councillors how much would be lost if the school was closed. 'Why take the heart of a community out?' they ask.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 5:54pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Petition to keep West Wight school open triggered by Newport West Cllr’s ‘must close’ comment

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After the Newport West councillor self-declared a particular primary school in the West Wight 'must close', a petition is fast-gathering signatures to keep it open.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 2:00pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Councillors surveyed on how much time they spend on the Island. Here are the results

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Questions of how much time some councillors spend on the Isle of Wight have been rumbling for months. They've all now been surveyed. Find out how your representative responded.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 1:02pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council end year by pledging support for Red Box Project

From left, Councillor Michael Lilley, Katharine Spencer-Brown and Councillor Paul Brading.

Cllr Brading says he's grateful to Katharine Spencer-Brown for starting the Red Box Project on the Isle of Wight and adds that the Isle of Wight council is pleased to work with her.

Monday, 24th December, 2018 8:42am

By IW Council Press Office

The Red Box Project has boosted one school’s attendance by a third

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Proof that ending period poverty can help improve attendance at school has been realised at a school in Portsmouth where it has increased by almost a third since the Red Box Project was introduced.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 10:57am

By Sally Perry

Councillors accused by Cabinet member of trying to make ‘political gains’ out of period poverty debate

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The cabinet member for education and children's services said “I do not like it when councillors try to make political gains out of our children. The debate went off on a tangent, and it went on for far too long."

Monday, 26th November, 2018 3:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Red Box Project share disappointment at lack of support from Isle of Wight council (updated)

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The Red Box Project have shared their disappointment that 21 Isle of Wight councillors chose not to support Cllr Lilley's motion without it removing the name of the project. Here's their response.

Saturday, 24th November, 2018 10:32am

By Katharine Spencer-Brown with 10 readers' comments

Live reporting: Isle of Wight council debate parking petition, changes to council tax support, Red Box Project and more

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Find out what your councillor has to say about the issues being debated at the November Isle of Wight full council meeting.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

From Peace to Outlaw for Isle of Wight Community Safety and Public Protection

County Hall Chamber - Annual Meeting May 2018

As well as a Cabinet reshuffle, the Annual Meeting of the Isle of Wight council saw re-election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman as well as Chairs of the various committees.

Thursday, 17th May, 2018 11:15am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

David Pugh now heads new team at Isle of Wight Conservative Association (Updated)

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Following last night's big old clear out at the Isle of Wight Conservative Association, here's what David Pugh's got to say from the top seat. OnTheWight also asks Chris Whitehouse a series of questions to see if he'll back up his talk with actions, re: exiting the Conservative fray?

Friday, 30th March, 2018 3:26pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Councillor apparently browsing Netflix during most important council meeting of the year

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Whilst other councillors were debating the proposed budget that will see £7.5m of cuts in the next year and an increase of 5.99% on council tax, one councillor appeared more interested in what to watch on Netflix.

Thursday, 1st March, 2018 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Future of Sandown education provision discussed at Westminster

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The newly-elected Conservative Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, took a delegation of councillors and officers to meet the Department for Education today to put forward their case on behalf of the Sandown community.

Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 3:21pm

By Sally Perry