Graham Perks

Long-time publican Graham Perks was in 2013 voted to represent the residents of Ventnor East at the Isle of Wight council, under the banner of UKIP.

Not long before the 2017 council elections, Cllr Perks announced he was swapping allegiances to the Conservative Party.

Shortly after winning his May ’17 seat he was declared as Lord Graham Perks on the Isle of Wight council’s Website.

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

Plan to give Isle of Wight residents a stronger voice through a Citizens’ Assembly voted down by councillors

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It was suggested the councillors missed the point of the motion, and some were accused of making personal attacks on Cllr Lilley. Comprehensive report within

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Vectis Party officially launch with YouTube video in light of Lockdown

Photos of four people from the Vectis Party from their launch video

Not able to have a traditional press launch due to Lockdown, the Vectis Party have released this video instead

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 5:08pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Ventnor councillors exasperated by lack of support from Isle of Wight Council: ‘We’re banging our heads against a brick wall,’ says Mayor

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Ventnor Town Councillors say they believe the town is very low in the Isle of Wight council's priorities, with one councillor saying, "the town is being treated as the poor relation by the local authority"

Monday, 19th October, 2020 7:19pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Graham Perks leaves Isle of Wight Conservatives

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The Ventnor councillor said he joined the Conservatives because he thought it would help him get more done for the town, but it has not.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 2:31pm

By Daryll Pitcher with 10 readers' comments

Lord Graham Perks? That’s what Isle of Wight Council’s Website says (Updated)

'Lord' Graham Perks - on iwight

Somehow the Isle of Wight council Website is displaying the Ventnor East Conservative councillor's name as Lord Graham Perks.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 6:43pm

By Simon Perry with 23 readers' comments

Council Chairman jumps to the Conservatives. Cllr Perks too

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Isle of Wight council chairman Charles Chapman and UKIP Ventnor publican Graham Perks have declared they'll run as Conservative candidates in the May elections.

Friday, 31st March, 2017 8:10pm

By Simon Perry with 78 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight council Scrutiny Committee meets (live coverage)

paul fuller

Chaired by former executive member, Cllr Paul Fuller, and including the former Leader Cllr Bacon, the new Scrutiny Committee gathers tonight to scrutinise the proposed budget for 2017/18.

Tuesday, 7th February, 2017 4:45pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Coffee shops and ‘in-sourcing’ suggested as budget amendments from UKIP cllrs

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Suggestions such as leasing out council-owned artworks and creating a coffee shop at the library have been tabled by UKIP councillors prior to the budget meeting next week.

Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 12:12pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight 31st most UKIP-friendly Conservative seat in country says Uni research

Nigel Farage

The Island is not just the 31st most ‘UKIP-friendly Conservative seat’ in the UK, but 4th in the South East claims IW UKIP Chair.

Monday, 8th September, 2014 11:50am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Ventnor councillor votes against proposal to save Coastal Centre for town

Ventnor councillor votes against proposal to save Coastal Centre for town

UKIP Councillor, Graham Perks voted against the proposal to treat Ventnor Town Council as a Special Purchaser of the Coastal Centre at Salisbury Gardens. It made no difference to the outcome of the vote though and the support of the Scrutiny Committee was recorded.

Friday, 13th September, 2013 2:23pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

UKIP leader Nigel Farage speaks to Islanders this autumn

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After the swell of national attention in UKIP at the recent local elections, Shanklin Theatre may be looking at a packed house come 30th October for An Evening with Nigel Farage.

Friday, 2nd August, 2013 10:17am

By Sally Perry with 150 readers' comments

Winter Gardens Bidders Shortlist Selected

Winter Gardens Bidders Shortlist Selected

Three organisations are through to the next round.

Tuesday, 5th April, 2011 10:19am

By Simon Perry