Michael Lilley

Michael Lilley was elected as the first Green Party Councillor on Isle of Wight Council with 53% of the Vote on 4th May 2017.

He represents the Ryde East ward.

Michael has championed the issues of mental health for over 30 years and over the last three years has campaigned to improve support services for the Island residents.

Below are some of the articles in which Michael Lilley is mentioned.

New mental health service will ‘improve picture dramatically’

mental ill health

The Director of mental health and learning disabilities said the new mental health wellbeing service will take the pressure of community services so they can deal with people in crisis.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 5:40pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Letter: Isle of Wight’s £20+ million reason for an Isle of Wight Act?

michael lilley

Cllr Lilley says the Isle of Wight will continue to have a financial and legislative gun to its head until we are recognised by Parliament and the Government as an Island.

Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 9:05am

By Michael Lilley with 6 readers' comments

Pancake Challengers flip Pancakes for Poverty Awareness on the Isle of Wight

Cllr Lilley on Pancake Day

A target to raise £2,000 for Isle of Wight Foodbank and Isle of Wight Red Box project led to several councillors flipping pancakes yesterday. More within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 10:03am

By Michael Lilley

£1,600 raised for Isle of Wight charities at celebration of ‘Extraordinary Islanders’

Cllr Lilley with Katie Barnicoat

The Annual Awards celebrate invention, creativity and skill development and the recognition of creative thought (thinking out of the box) and fighting against the odds of life to achieve extraordinary things on the Island.

Monday, 4th March, 2019 3:50pm

By Michael Lilley

Catch up: Isle of Wight council vote on £5.5m cuts to annual budget

Man holding and axe

Councillors debated and voted on next year's budget, which sees £5.5m of cuts/savings to public services including a 2.99 per cent increase to Council Tax, £1 overnight parking across the Island and 5% increase in crematorium and cemetery charges.

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 4:58pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight needs an ‘Island Act’ not ‘Island Plan’, says Cllr

dormouse looking through the undergrowth

This Isle of Wight councillor says Islanders "need to rise up and demand legislation, so we control our own housing, environmental and economic needs" and not be dictated to by "blinkered politicians".

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 8:28am

By Michael Lilley with 2 readers' comments

Nominate today for second Isle of Wight Papa Owl Awards

Michael Lilley and Muddie

Papa Owl Awards celebrate invention, creativity, skill development, the recognition of creative thought and fighting against the odds of life to achieve extraordinary things on the Island. Tonight (Monday) you'll be able to nominate for the Wise Old Owl Awards and on Wednesday for the Little Owl Award.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:31am

By Michael Lilley

Ryde Harbour: Sale could be put on hold

Ryde harbour by Les Lockhart

Cllr Hutchinson said at last night's scrutiny meeting "I have not said I will sell it to them for a pound, but I will if they put forward a proposal for the harbour".

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 3:43pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Report highlights ‘perceived level of unfairness’ of how Public Health grants distributed


A Task and Finish Report is recommending Scrutiny Committee investigate the “perceived level of unfairness” of how Public Health grants are distributed, with community-run sports facilities unable to access the grants.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 4:48pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Stopped from scrutinising decision made behind closed doors by a non-elected officer, says Cllr

Push door handle

Cllr Lilley requested to call-in the delegated decision to increase beach hut fees for further scrutiny, but says he was stopped by a non-elected Monitoring Officer. He says the whole system should be reviewed and believes it to be undemocratic.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 12:59pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

The town councillors who voted against giving Aspire Ryde funding

aspire doors

Two Ryde town councillors voted against Aspire receiving funding from Ryde Town Council last night. The director said after the meeting that "there seems to have been a campaign against Aspire Ryde".

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 3:40pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Petition calls for Isle of Wight council to follow others and declare ‘climate emergency’

Extinction rebellion march

Councils around the country are signing up to declare a 'climate emergency' and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030. If this petition from a concerned citizen attracts more than 2,500 signatures it can be debated in the IW council chamber. Links within.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 11:48am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments