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.

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

Tributes paid to former Isle of Wight Conservative Association chairman

blue water lily

Tributes have been paid by the chairman who served Isle of Wight Conservative Association between 2008-2012.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 12:29pm

By David Pugh with one comment

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

IWCA officer team

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

All welcome to public meeting on the future of Isle of Wight railways

Shanklin Theatre

Next week's public meeting about the future of Island Line railway will hear about South Western Railway’s proposals, future plans for the IW Steam Railway and how inter-connectivity between the two lines and links with cross-Solent travel can be improved.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 3:30pm

By David Pugh with 3 readers' comments

TITF report: ‘Ensure Island Line remains part of franchised National Rail Network’

train at ryde station

Today's transport report has delivered a list of recommendations for Island Line including ensuring Island Line remains part of the franchised National Rail Network. Here's the detail and the reaction.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 11:55am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments