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.

Island Line: Parliamentary debate ‘a wasted opportunity’ says KILF

andrew turner

Isle of Wight Conservative MP Andrew Turner is of leaving the door open - in his Commons speech - for the "untested alternative that he has championed".

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 12:51pm

By Chris Quirk with 15 readers' comments

Island Line: Campaign group responds to DfT proposals

Island line train

Members of the Keep Island Line in Franchise shares their responses to the Dept for Transport proposal re the future of Island Line trains.

Friday, 11th September, 2015 12:12pm

By Chris Quirk with 10 readers' comments

Island Line: Department for Transport proposals shocker

Stitched up train

Those campaigning to keep Island Line within the South West franchise will be spitting out their cornflakes at the breakfast table when they read the Department for Transport's proposals for the line.

Friday, 11th September, 2015 12:01am

By Dept for Transport with 44 readers' comments

Call for council to ditch transport Taskforce plans

rubbish bin

Campaign group says the transport Taskforce been used “to give false legitimacy to the ambitions of those who wish to take Island Line out of the franchise”.

Thursday, 10th September, 2015 4:39pm

By Sally Perry

Island Line: Pugh / Finney exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #11

end of the line

The last in the recent flurry of emails between David Pugh and Nicholas Finney, the Isle of Wight MP's transport advisor.

Monday, 7th September, 2015 5:19pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Island Line: Finney / Pugh exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #8/9/10

Stags fighting

We're almost there with the ping pong of emails between David Pugh and Nick Finney on the subject of the franchise for Island Line trains. These three short blasts have been grouped together. There'll be one last exchange after this.

Sunday, 6th September, 2015 10:01am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Island Line: Pugh / Finney exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #7

ping pong table tennis balls

The ping pong of emails between David Pugh and Nick Finney on the subject of the franchise for Island Line trains continues.

Saturday, 5th September, 2015 10:04am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Island Line: Finney / Pugh exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #6

Shanklin train line

The ping pong of emails between David Pugh and Nick Finney on the subject of the franchise for Island Line trains continues.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 8:57pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Island Line: Pugh / Finney exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #5

no smoking island line train

The ping pong of emails between David Pugh and Nick Finney on the subject of the franchise for Island Line trains continues. For those interested, there are several more to follow.

Tuesday, 1st September, 2015 4:40pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Island Line: Finney / Pugh exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #4

Ping pong

The ping pong of emails between David Pugh and Nick Finney on the subject of the franchise for Island Line trains continues. There are at least another three to follow.

Monday, 31st August, 2015 10:22am

By Sally Perry with 55 readers' comments

Island Line: Pugh / Finney exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #3

Island line trains back in service :

The hotly-debated future of Island Line continues. Here’s the third in a series of exchanges between David Pugh and Nick Finney, the MP's Transport Advisor.

Saturday, 29th August, 2015 12:49pm

By Sally Perry with 50 readers' comments

Island Line: Finney / Pugh exchange: Does Gov subsidise? #2

train at ryde pier

The hotly-debated future of Island Line continues. Here's the second in a number of exchanges between David Pugh and Nick Finney exchanging views on whether the Government provides a subsidy to the line, or not.

Friday, 28th August, 2015 2:16pm

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments