David Pugh

David Pugh became Leader of the Isle of Wight council in 2007, but lost his seat in the county election of 2013.

March 2018 David Pugh became Chairman of the Isle of Wight Conservative Association.

Below you’ll find the articles that we’ve published about him.

35 IW candidates sign letter accusing Conservatives of questionable election tactics. Campaign director David Pugh responds

David Pugh with three people standing around him with their backs to the photographer

35 candidates, including independents, LibDems and Green Party members, have called on David Pugh to answer questions about claims made in Conservative election literature

Thursday, 29th April, 2021 9:25am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

The mystery of why an ‘Independent’ candidate has election leaflet printed by Isle of Wight Conservative Association (updated)

Toby Wilcock's leaflet

This 'independent' candidate in the local elections says he's a member of both the Labour and the Conservative parties, but also had his leaflet printed at the IW Conservative Association

Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 6:56pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Green Party candidate accused of ‘illegal practice’ by Chair of IW Conservatives: Accusation refuted

Angry Birds toys

Things can get heated during elections. They certainly got spikey in this email exchange today

Monday, 19th April, 2021 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservative candidate steps down after misogynist tweet accusations

chair in corner of room

The Conservative candidate who tweeted ‘Vile women’ to female MPs has stepped down. Last night News OnTheWight reported on the accusations of misogyny. Mr Brown says he will now "look to devote my time to helping my community in other ways”

Thursday, 18th March, 2021 9:20am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservative switches to Independent ahead of the May 2021 elections (updated)

white arrow on a blue wall

Isle of Wight Conservative’s lose a councillor as one switches to become an Independent. Intriguingly, as the party gets their councillors ready for upcoming local elections, there could be current serving Cllrs that won’t be on the ballot papers too.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Seely’s Seaview BBQ lockdown breach: The public react (updated)

Bob Seely arrives

Breach of his own government’s own guidance, Bob Seely attended a BBQ in Seaview - that we now know. Here we’ve gathered some of the public reaction, since the news broke - tl;dr: They’re not happy

Saturday, 6th June, 2020 6:42pm

By Sally Perry with 72 readers' comments

‘New hospital’ coming to the Isle of Wight claims Fareham Conservative candidate live on TV. Really? (update 3)

politics live with jo coburn and suella braverman

“Spades will be hitting the ground,” for a new Isle of Wight hospital claimed Fareham’s Conservative candidate, live on TV this lunchtime. Reaction of the IW Conservatives has been less definitive

Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 3:51pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Three prominent Conservatives tried to recruit me, says Isle of Wight’s self-declared ‘biggest Brexit gobsh*te’

Iain McKie

Iain McKie says he's been recently been approached by three prominent Conservatives, asking him to rejoin the Party, claiming it would add credibility to Seely's candidacy.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 12:05pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Opposition parties comment on Johnson and Hunt visit

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

The Isle of Wight is the first constituency in the UK to host a dedicated event for both the candidates in their quest to be the next Prime Minister. Opposition parties share their views on the visit.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 9:58am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Tributes paid to former Isle of Wight councillor, ‘a relentless champion for the Lake community’ (updated)

Yellow Lily and Gerry White

Tributes to the late Parish Councillor come from the former leader of the Isle of Wight council who says Gerry was "a relentless champion for the Lake community".

Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 2:46pm

By Sally Perry

Conservatives announce candidate for Osborne and Whippingham seat on Isle of Wight council

stephen hendry

Island Conservatives' candidate says he's already working hard for residents as a town councillor and by-election offers an opportunity to continue this at a county level.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 4:47pm

By David Pugh with 8 readers' comments

Former UKIP cllr says ‘botched’ school reorg directly led to ‘disappointing’ school league table results

School classroom :

Former Isle of Wight UKIP councillor says he has no doubt that the most recent GCSE and A-Level results come as a direct result of the "failed policy” of school reorganisation from three tiers to two.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 4:02pm

By Daryll Pitcher with 2 readers' comments