Steve Hastings

Cllr Steve Hastings is the Conservative Isle of Wight councillor for Central Wight.

He was elected in the January 2018 by-election following the resignation of Bob Seely, who became Isle of Wight MP in June 2017.

Steve Hastings resigned from his Baffins (Portsmouth) seat in December 2017, where he served as a Conservative councillor. He had been a member of the Conservative Party for 30 years, then defected to UKIP in May 2014. He then switched back to the Conservatives in May 2015.

He also ran unsuccessfully as a Conservative candidate for Newport Central ward in May 2017.

Opposing Government over housing targets a ‘waste of time’, says Cabinet member

Stop halt sign:

Even though several Isle of Wight Conservative councillors said they would oppose the housing targets set by Government, Cllr Brodie reports that Barry Abraham said it would be a 'waste of time'.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 10:23am

By Geoff Brodie with one comment

Cross-party call for Isle of Wight council to declare a Climate Emergency and reduce carbon emissions

climate emergency banner by chris jones of chemical garden

A motion led by Green councillor, Michael Lilley - to be seconded by Conservative councillor - is calling on the Isle of Wight council to commit to urgent action to reduce carbon emissions on the Island.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Grass verges could only be cut twice a year in money saving plans

wildflower verge

The councillors involved with the proposal say reducing the number of times grass verges are cut each year - from seven to two - could save money and boost the Island’s ecosystem.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 5:14pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Scrutiny call for Cllr Ward to reconsider double yellow line delegated decision

yellow lines

Isle of Wight council scrutiny committee voted last night to call on Cllr Ian Ward to reconsider his delegated decision to impose double yellow lines on Hope Road, Ryde.

Friday, 31st August, 2018 10:25am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Conservatives gain Central Wight but vote halves. Lib Dem surprise second place (update 3)

dave stewart and steve hastings

Despite the fervent canvassing, there was a drop in votes cast for the Central Wight by-election. OnTheWight has the results.

Friday, 26th January, 2018 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments