Ian Ward

Cllr Ian Ward was elected as Isle of Wight councillor for Sandown in May 2013.

He was elected as Chairman of the Isle of Wight council in 2013.

He served two terms in this position.

He became Executive member for Transport and infrastructure (including car parking) in January 2017.

IW Council Leader becomes Chair of an LGA board: Receives challenge by opposition councillor

Sunday Politics Show - Ian Stephens

News of the council leader's new role on a national stage was announced at last night's full council meeting.

Thursday, 18th September, 2014 8:58am

By Sally Perry with 96 readers' comments

See the MP and council Chairman take part in the #IceBucketChallenge

Andrew Turner

Both Andrew Turner MP and Ian Ward, the Chairman of the council, took up the IceBucketChallenge after being nominated. Watch the video below.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 4:31pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner accepts #IceBucketChallenge


If you're in Newport, you can pop along and watch it at 3pm.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 2:52pm

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council have no idea of their total number of reservists. Why not?

Army evacuating Undercliff homes by Isle of Wight council - 16 Feb 2014

In the modern world, this kind of information is available at the touch of a button, but not at IWC. What happens to council services if they all get called up?

Thursday, 7th August, 2014 11:59am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Service of reflection to be led by Chairman of the council

Newport Minster

A service to reflect on the life on the Island during the war takes place at Newport Minster from 11am on Sunday 3 August.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 2:35pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Call for council to support military reservists

Armed forces day

Former military man, Ian Ward is hoping councillors will support his motion.

Wednesday, 16th July, 2014 3:56pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Flying the flag for the Armed Forces on Monday

Armed forces Day flag

Veterans and local dignitaries will gather in St Thomas’ Square, Newport at 11am on Monday 23 June for the annual Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony.

Friday, 20th June, 2014 6:25pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

New facilities for social work teams on the Island

Ian Ward and Richard Priest opening new children's services facilities

A new base for two social service teams will mean an improved environment for those needing help as well as for those providing it.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 7:58am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Wight City Sandown: Latest development plans now public

Wight City Sandown Culver Parade elevation Feb 2014

The third set of plans for the redevelopment of old Bogey's site in Sandown are now available to the public. OnTheWight provides a summary of what's proposed.

Friday, 7th February, 2014 1:25pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island shows support for armed forces


A voluntary pledge of mutual support between the civilian community and its local armed forces personnel was made at yesterday's Armed Forces Day service in Newport.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2013 4:07pm

By IW Council Press Office

Flag raising ceremony in Newport

Union Flag:

All welcome to the flag raising ceremony at 10am this morning in honour of Armed Forces Day.

Monday, 24th June, 2013 9:42am

By IW Council Press Office

Sandown Skate Park Opening: Ian Ward (podcast)

Sandown Skate Park Opening: Ian Ward (podcast)

Cllr Ian Ward tells us about the new Sandown skate park.

Wednesday, 24th September, 2008 1:18pm

By Sal and Simon