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.

61 per cent voted for something different to what we’ve had for last four years, say Our Island

Phil Warren

Our Island say there was strong positive feedback voiced about the principles of localism and the importance of encouraging and representing the grass roots community voice

Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 1:03pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 6 readers' comments

Love numbers? You’ll L O V E this detailed look at the election results

Ballot boxes at IWC count - and number 1 sign

A look at some of the statistics from the Isle of Wight council election, including margins, closest finishes and average votes

Saturday, 8th May, 2021 3:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

MP Seely asked for comment after IW Conservatives lose their majority at council

Bob Seely with the Island coastline in the background

Seely thanked now-deposed Dave Stewart for leadership and said he’ll be writing to the new councillors to ‘outline a common agenda’ he believes elected leaders of the Island should be working towards

Saturday, 8th May, 2021 10:25am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 22 readers' comments

Watch: Isle of Wight 2021 election candidates filmed by media students

Photos from filming for election videos with candidates sitting in front of camera

Students from Isle of Wight College and Platform One gain valuable experience filming and editing these short videos of 2021 council election candidates

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 7:49am

By Tony Steyger with 2 readers' comments

Candidates pledge to form a disciplined, diverse and organised coalition to rule County Hall

photos of Bacon, Andre and Cameron

Candidates from across the Island and across the political spectrum pledge to work together to form a coalition following next week's council elections

Friday, 30th April, 2021 7:47am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

IW Conservatives are trying to frame the upcoming election as generally them vs Labour. Is that accurate? (updated)

Polling station sign with blue sky in background

In 28 of the 39 wards, the Conservatives say the only choice in the election is them versus Labour. The leaders of other parties have this to say about that claim

Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Conservative candidate: Confident of a ‘sound case’ to convince planning committee to reject new Isle of Wight oil well plans

No in neon yellow

During Earth Week, the Conservative candidate shares her views on plans for exploratory oil wells in Arreton

Friday, 23rd April, 2021 9:34am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

All Isle of Wight party leaders oppose village school closure, except one

Chillerton and Rookley Primary School

Leaders of all political parties on the Isle of Wight have openly opposed the closure of Chillerton and Rookley School, apart from Dave Stewart of the Conservatives

Monday, 19th April, 2021 8:23am

By Keith Herbert with 4 readers' comments

Before demolishing County Hall, restructure IW Council for 21st Century, say Our Island

Portrait of Jonathan Bacon - Nov 2020

Jonathan Bacon from Our Island says "We need to get our local economy functioning first and only then look at the housing"

Friday, 2nd April, 2021 5:45pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 7 readers' comments

Ongoing failures of Floating Bridge 6 do not rest with Indies says former IWC leader

Jonathan Bacon head laid over pic of floating bridge with cars getting on

Jonathan Bacon says he's been subjected to continual brickbats from the current council about the Cowes Floating Bridge, but pleased to read in the officer's report that failures since it was delivered do not rest with his Administration

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 4:08pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Our Island and Flatpack Democracy on the Isle of Wight

Jonathan Bacon and Peter Macfadyen

Our Island announces an online presentation from the founder of the Flatpack Democracy movement, Peter Macfadyen. Details of what that means within

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 8:28am

By Jonathan Bacon with 18 readers' comments

Ethical Standards Committee should be reintroduced at Isle of Wight council, say ‘Our Island’

Portrait of Jonathan Bacon - Nov 2020

Former Isle of Wight council leader, Jonathan Bacon, says as councillors don’t seem to be able to behave properly they need to be made to do so. Details within

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 10:34am

By Jonathan Bacon with 5 readers' comments