Nicholas Belfitt

Nicholas Belfitt is leader of the Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats.

He was elected as prospective parliamentary candidate in the 2017 general election, one of the youngest in the country at aged 24.

Below are some of the articles that Nick is mentioned in.

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate steps down

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Nick Belfitt, who was the youngest ever parliamentary candidate to stand on the Isle of Wight (23 at time of the election), has stepped down to allow selection of the party's next candidate.

Monday, 21st May, 2018 8:14am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight LibDems back plan to scrap Ofsted

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Liberal Democrat-led plan aims to abolish Ofsted, scrap existing SATs, overhaul league tables and abolish regional schools’ commissioners.

Wednesday, 7th March, 2018 12:57pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 9 readers' comments

Bob Seely changes plans and steps down from Isle of Wight council (update 2)

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One month after his election, Bob said he'd be standing down as an IWC councillor "in a year or two". The surprise news today - he'll be gone before Christmas. Here's what we know.

Friday, 8th December, 2017 11:55am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP accused of being ‘out of touch’ for supporting budget

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Opposition politicians on the isle of Wight respond to the Chancellor's budget and the Island MP's comments about, saying he's "out of touch and out of his depth".

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

2017 General Election Isle of Wight: Live Coverage from the count


OnTheWight will be reporting live from the Count throughout the night - keep an eye on our live feed to stay up to date with election trivia, photographs from the count as well as cartooning wizardry.

Thursday, 8th June, 2017 9:03pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Watch 38 Degrees Isle of Wight hustings video

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38 Degrees hosted a hustings last night at Bembridge Sailing Club. The event was streamed online and thousands of people tuned in from home. Watch it here to see how the candidates did.

Thursday, 1st June, 2017 12:50pm

By Luke Ilott with 6 readers' comments

Election hopefuls debate education at hustings

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Five of the six General Election hopefuls will be debating all things education on Thursday evening in Sandown. All are welcome, but arrive before 7pm if you wish to ask a question.

Wednesday, 31st May, 2017 11:18am

By Dominic Coughlin with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight General Election candidates to take part in Facebook Q&A

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Voters are being invited to pose questions to the prospective parliamentary candidates on Facebook on Sunday and take part in a live Q&A on Tuesday evening.

Friday, 26th May, 2017 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 78 readers' comments

LibDems: 3,000 IW pupils to be hit by Tory scrapping free school lunches

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The LibDems say that 3,000 Isle of Wight school kids will be hit by the Conservative manifesto pledge to cut currently-free school lunches, stating each child's family would need to find £480/year to pay for their lunches.

Friday, 19th May, 2017 10:37am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight LibDems: More cash for NHS, legalisation of Cannabis, triple-locked pension

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The legalisation of Cannabis, a discounted bus pass for 16-21 year olds, protection of the Triple-locked pension and more funding for the Isle of Wight NHS are just some of the election promises made by the Liberal Democrats today.

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 7:18am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 16 readers' comments

General Election 2017: Here are the candidates who want to be Isle of Wight MP

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The names of all those standing in the 2017 General Election has been confirmed by the Isle of Wight council. Voters will go to the polls on Thursday 8th June.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 4:30pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Candidate claims ‘bullied and victimised’ by Green leaders. They deny

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The independent candidate says she was left feeling 'bullied and victimised' after an exchange with Isle of Wight Green Party candidate and the chairman. They deny making any demands on candidates to stand down.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 3:22pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments