Jon Gilbey

Jon Gilbey was elected in the 2013 Isle of Wight council elections to represent the people of Shanklin.

He held a role as an Executive member for Highways PFI, but decided to stand down when Richard Priest was sacked from the Executive.

Jon Gilbey runs a cafe in Shanklin called Paramount Cafe.

He became Executive member for Major contracts management (PFI and Waste) in January 2017 under the leadership of Conservative, Dave Stewart.

He stood at the May 2017 council elections, but failed to keep his seat, so also lost his Executive member position too, enabling him to focus on running his cafe.

Cllr Charles Chapman’s resignation: The actual emails and timings


There's been a lot of speculation as to what has and hasn't happened over Cllr Charles Chapman's resignation from the Island Independents. OnTheWight has brought together all of the actual emails and has discovered Cllr Chapman's view on joining the Conservatives.

Sunday, 21st September, 2014 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Another Island Independent leaves the Group (updated)

Smiley faces :

The news doesn't bode well for the Group of Island Independent councillors who are now done to just 16 members.

Friday, 19th September, 2014 10:42pm

By Sally Perry with 118 readers' comments

Live coverage of potentially ‘fiery’ council meeting


Follow the twists and turns at what is being suggested will be a 'very fiery' meeting.

Wednesday, 17th September, 2014 12:59pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

David Pugh gets involved in Priest/Gilbey/ overthrow rumour affair with questions

David Pugh

David Pugh (who lost his seat to Cllr Richard Priest at the 2013 local elections) has posed a number of questions to the Leader for tonight's council meeting. Here's the full text and his email to council members.

Wednesday, 17th September, 2014 12:36pm

By David Pugh with 37 readers' comments

Further accusations from Cllrs Gilbey and Priest in County Hall drama

Keyboard close up by ericnvntr

Following the sacking of Cllr Richard Priest from the Isle of Wight council Executive this week and Cllr Jon Gilbey's subsequent claims of being dismissed from the Independent Group (a claim refuted by the leader yesterday), there is a further twist in the story today.

Friday, 12th September, 2014 4:43pm

By Sally Perry with 122 readers' comments

The Priest / Gilbey email and where it’s incorrect

County Hall with Priest and Gilbey

Here are the full contents of the Priest/Gilbey email circulated this morning - and a breakdown of how its allegations don't stand up, exposing a basic misunderstanding of what has happened.

Thursday, 11th September, 2014 1:31pm

By Sally Perry with 70 readers' comments

Council leader instigates shake-up of Executive


Following rumours of an attempt to overthrow the council administration, just two days later the leader announces a restructure of the Executive.

Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 7:05pm

By IW Council Press Office with 32 readers' comments

Councillor calls for more road safety spending on rural roads

Councillor calls for more road safety spending on rural roads

Cllr Seely is hoping some of the £100,000 Community Highway Fund will be spent on roads in the Back of the Wight.

Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 12:38pm

By Cllr Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Attempt to overthrow Isle of Wight council administration rumoured

Gavel and water glasses:

OnTheWight has been told that a splinter group of Independent councillors are looking to collaborate with the Conservatives to bring them back to control the council.

Monday, 8th September, 2014 4:46pm

By Simon Perry with 59 readers' comments

Why has the Council been blocking answers to Undercliff questions?

Exposed roadworks on Undercliff Drive February 2014

Many Islanders (and members of the press) are wondering why the council are taking so long to answer simple questions about events at Undercliff Drive.

Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Executive agree to begin procurement of new floating bridge

Floating Bridge

The importance of this vital link for the future economy of Cowes and East Cowes was highlighted at the Executive meeting on Tuesday.

Friday, 8th August, 2014 1:32pm

By Sally Perry with 57 readers' comments

Executive asked by Scrutiny Committee to re-examine changes to parking charges

Parking Meters by beach

Whether the Executive will change their minds over the proposed changes to parking charges won't be known until 5th August.

Friday, 25th July, 2014 8:16pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments