Jonathan Bacon

Jonathan Bacon was elected in 2013 as Isle of Wight Councillor for Brading, St Helens and Bembridge. He was also Executive Member for Children’s Services and Corporate Governance and later became leader of the IWC.

He stood for reelection in 2017 but failed to gain enough votes.

He is now the Chair of the IW AONB Partnership.

Below are articles that he’s featured in.

Sailing Club raises £2,300 for Bembridge Community Library

A happy group of Bembridge Community Library committee members and volunteers take delivery of a £2,312.50 cheque from Bembridge Sailing Club. Handing over the cheque on behalf of Bembridge Sailing Club is Fiona Greenwood (fifth from left) and accepting it for Bembridge Community Library is Jonathan Bacon (second right). Sailing Club Commodore Jos Coad is on the far right of the picture.

The Bembridge Sailing Club Committee had unanimously agreed to support Bembridge Community Library thanks to the wonderful service it provides to the local community.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018 9:55am

By Richard Beet

Isle of Wight Dark Skies: Call for ‘local lighting code’

Milky Way:

The Dark Sky Initiative supports a motion being put to all members at the Isle of Wight full council meeting tonight (Wednesday) calling for a 'local lighting code' to be introduced.

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 7:20am

By Jonathan Bacon with 7 readers' comments

Former IWC leader new chairman of Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership

iow aonb map

The new chair says he's hoping he'll be able to raise the profile of the AONB and increase the strength of the designation through the development of a new management plan.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 12:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Conservatives accused of attempting to ride ‘on the coat tails’ of the school’s success’

julia baker smith

The last Conservatives at County Hall left Isle of Wight education in such a bad shape, the Government had to step in, say the Indies - They're also ignoring the incredibly hard over work of schools, teachers and pupils across the Island.

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 2:09pm

By Julia Baker-Smith with 5 readers' comments

Councillor who proposed scrapping of Executive Secretary role … becomes Executive Secretary (updated)

bob blezzard

This time last year Cllr Bob Blezzard was one of those calling for the role of Executive Secretary to be scrapped in order to "meet future needs of a smaller council". Fast forward a year and he is now in that role himself.

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 11:29am

By Sally Perry with 16 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

Cllr Bacon poses seven questions to new Leader on future of Isle of Wight and Executive

Jonathan Bacon and Dave Stewart

Cllr Bacon has asked seven direct questions of the new Leader of the council, the answers of which could have major impact on the future of the Isle of Wight and, perhaps, the make-up of his new Executive.

Thursday, 26th January, 2017 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 40 readers' comments

Bacon challenges Whitehouse claim that legal agreement limits what can be said on Platt case

Bacon and Whitehouse boxing

When challenged on if he'd drop the Jon Platt school case, Cllr Whitehouse stated a legal agreement had been entered into by Cllr Bacon with the DfE limiting what Cllr Whitehouse can say. This morning Cllr Bacon says, "there is no such ‘legal agreement’," presenting what he claims as evidence.

Wednesday, 25th January, 2017 11:04am

By Jonathan Bacon with 17 readers' comments

Will Cllr Whitehouse stop the ‘vindictive harassment’ (his words) of Jon Platt?

Chris Whitehouse

Only two weeks ago - while in opposition - Cllr Chris Whitehouse called the Supreme Court case against Jon Platt a “vindictive harassment”, labelling it "an arrogance of power". Now he’s Executive member for Children’s Services, OnTheWight asked Cllr Whitehouse if he will withdraw the case.

Wednesday, 25th January, 2017 9:51am

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Council leader: ‘Profound disappointment’ at failure to get all parties working together

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart has expressed his “profound disappointment” that Labour. Lib Dem or Island Independent councillors have "not come forward" to work together.

Monday, 23rd January, 2017 8:44am

By Dave Stewart with 27 readers' comments

Group leaders react to new Leader of the Isle of Wight council (video)

Taking notes

Various group leaders of Isle of Wight councillors respond to the new Leadership by Conservative, Dave Stewart. See what they have to say and watch Cllr Stewart make his first statement as leader.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight council now has a new leader

Empty chair

Following the resignation of Island Independent, Jonathan Bacon, earlier in the week, members of the full council tonight voted in a new leader.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 7:00pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments