Isle of Wight Conservative Association

The Isle of Wight Conservative Association declare on their Website that they “exists to sustain and promote the objectives and values of the Conservative Party in the parliamentary constituency of the Isle of Wight”.

There’s been disunity withing the group since at least 2011, with some members accusing others of trying to unseat the sitting MP, Andrew Turner.

Below are the articles that OnTheWight has published about it.

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

New Isle of Wight Conservative Association Deputy Chairman resigns after just one week

wendy murwill

One of the newly-elected Isle of Wight Conservative Association's Deputy Chairmen has already resigned - one week in. Wendy Murwill didn't even make it as far as the first Officers' meeting.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 9:35pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

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

Bob Seely changes plans and steps down from Isle of Wight council (update 2)

bob seely standing portrait

One month after his election, Bob said he'd be standing down as an IWC councillor "in a year or two". The surprise news today - he'll be gone before Christmas. Here's what we know.

Friday, 8th December, 2017 11:55am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservative’s pick their MP hopeful

Bob Seely and Parliament

It will be of little surprise to hear that Bob Seely (Capt and Cllr) has been selected as the prospective parliamentary candidate for the Isle of Wight Conservatives in the general election.

Sunday, 7th May, 2017 10:29am

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

Another Conservative candidate joins the race

joe robertson

It was a three-horse race, then two, then one and now it's a two horse race again as Joe Robertson joins the Conservative shortlist for prospective parliamentary candidate.

Thursday, 4th May, 2017 11:39am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Tory grandee critical of Ian Ward’s claim that Andrew Turner has apologised

budget settlement parliament tv

After two days, a post has appeared distancing the IW Conservative Association from Andrew Turner's comments on homosexuality. There's still a question on who has actually heard AT apologise.

Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 7:00pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Three finalists named for Isle of Wight Conservative candidate

question mark

Two of the names were no surprise to OnTheWight who called it two years ago when Andrew Turner was being challenged in the 2015 general election, but the third name is not known to us.

Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 4:35pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Concern as Cllr Ian Ward Retweets ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson

ian ward

Ian Ward, a past Chairman of the Isle of Wight council and current IW Conservative Chairman, has received criticism over his Retweet of Tommy Robinson, the notorious ex-leader of EDL.

Saturday, 22nd April, 2017 3:23pm

By Simon Perry with 70 readers' comments

Just one vote: How Andrew Turner survived de-selection

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

"The narrowest possible margin" is the official phrase that has just come out, as Isle of Wight Conservative Chairman ends tenure.

Friday, 20th March, 2015 7:22am

By Simon Perry with 40 readers' comments

New chairman for Isle of Wight Conservatives

Alison Child, new Conservative Vice Chairman; Island MP Andrew Turner; new Conservative Chairman, Cllr Ian Ward; and new Deputy Chairman, Joe Robertson.

A new Isle of Wight Conservative party chairman was elected at the weekend.

Monday, 16th March, 2015 7:23pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 13 readers' comments

Outcome of Andrew Turner’s de-selection vote announced

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

It feels like it's been a long time in coming ...

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 9:42pm

By Simon Perry with 63 readers' comments