Julian Critchley

Julian Critchley is the Isle of Wight Labour Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate in the 2017 snap General Election.

He attracted a whopping 17,121 votes – nearly doubling the number of votes from the 2015 general election.

Below are some of the articles mentioned Julian.

Why is Isle of Wight council spending £41k a year on Amazon? Better to spend locally says Island Labour

Amazon warehouse in Spain

Island Labour say that in 2015 the Isle of Wight council signed an accord with the Island Federation of Small Businesses which pledged to, where possible, use small businesses to provide goods and services, but in the last year they have spent £41,000 with Amazon.

Saturday, 8th December, 2018 11:09am

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Island Labour pass motion seeking to nationalise Isle of Wight ferries

Wightlink St Clare ferry:

Island Labour have agreed a motion to seek commitment from the Labour Party that they would adopt the policy of returning the ferry companies to public ownership as part of the programme of bringing the railway system back into public ownership.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 12:31pm

By Julian Critchley with 20 readers' comments

MP Seely backs May’s Brexit deal: Other Isle of Wight parties respond (update 3)

eu stars on leather

Here's the Isle of Wight MP's full explanation as to why he's supporting Theresa May's Brexit deal, plus we've got the reaction of the leaders of other Isle of Wight political groups.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight could become first to lose ‘free at point of delivery NHS’, says Critchley

radar nhs logo

Chair of Island Labour says if the cuts go ahead, then essentially Islanders will become the first English county to lose free at the point of delivery NHS, if they "have to pay through the nose" to be able to access hospital services.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 10:52am

By Julian Critchley with 10 readers' comments

A budget for the post-truth era, say Isle of Wight Labour

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Island Labour chair, Julian Critchley says "it's the wealthiest 10% of the population who benefit, while the rest of us continue to be squeezed".

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 5:07pm

By Julian Critchley with 4 readers' comments

Fire Service changes ‘deeply troubling on several levels’ say Isle of Wight Labour

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

Island Labour say the issue comes down to a matter of trust. "Who do you trust to have your best interests at heart when it comes to ensuring we have the fire service we need?"

Monday, 15th October, 2018 8:35am

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight discounted ferry fares: Divided views. Local politicians respond

ferry wash

Local politicians respond to the announcement that Isle of Wight ferry companies will offer discounts for those Islanders receiving housing benefit or council tax support.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘I think Bob (Seely) considers Islanders to be mugs’, says Chair of Island Labour

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

After MP Bob Seely asked the Government whether they would consider a buy-out of an Isle of Wight ferry company, the Chair of Isle of Wight Labour says he's, "starting to think Bob considers Islanders to be mugs".

Friday, 24th August, 2018 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight rising fast up Labour’s target seat list, says Critchley


Following the visit of Stephen Morgan (Portsmouth South's Labour MP), Julian Critchley reveals that the Isle of Wight is fast rising up Labour's target seat list.

Friday, 17th August, 2018 1:25pm

By Julian Critchley with 18 readers' comments

WASPI women have power to unseat Conservative MPs, says Hencke

Bob Seely listens to Island WASPI women

Investigative journalist David Hencke wrote earlier this year that WASPI women have the power at the ballot box to unseat their Conservative MPs, citing the Isle of Wight as the biggest voter power of this group.

Friday, 6th July, 2018 11:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Chairman position for former Isle of Wight Labour Party parliamentary candidate

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

Last week’s Isle of Wight Labour Party AGM saw a number of new members elected to help with the running of the party, including former Parliamentary candidate Julian Critchley as Chairman.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 2:50pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Your questions answered on Wightlink’s change to Ryde Pier waiting times

Ryde Pier Toll charges

Many OnTheWight readers had questions when Wightlink announced they were cutting the Ryde Pier car waiting time from an hour to 20 mins. Here are the answers including when the 20 mins start - and the size of Fines.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 12:43pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments