Andrew Turner’s our man say Isle of Wight Conservative Association

The Isle of Wight Conservative Association say they are united in supporting current MP, Andrew Turner, to carry the Conservative flag for them on 8th June.

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After the 2017 general election was announced on Tuesday afternoon, the Isle of Wight Conservative Association officer team met to discuss the matter.

Chairman of the Isle of Wight Conservative Association, Cllr Ian Ward, said this morning,

“We are united in supporting our well-respected Member of Parliament, Andrew Turner to carry the Conservative flag for us again on 8th June.

“We were advised yesterday afternoon about the formal re-adoption process for sitting Conservative MPs, and we are now in the process of putting that into place.

“We want an effective Conservative-led council following the elections in May, to work closely with Andrew, our hard-working Conservative MP, engaging together for the benefit of the Island and Islanders with a Conservative Government with a renewed mandate.”

Thursday, 20th April, 2017 2:17pm



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I for one won’t be voting for him I don’t like what he stands for or the conservatives as a whole it is ok if you are fit healthy and rich but you are screwed if you are not it shouldn’t be that way.

Geoff Lumley

Yet another Tory lying to us; just like his leader. 2015 was supposed to be the last time he would inflict himself on the island. The Tories really must be at each other’s throats to succeed him if they have to fall back on him

Steve Goodman
I’m reminded that another Island Con. content provider for Private Eye, the disgraced Mr Whitehouse (or whoever he is currently calling himself), also said he would not be standing again, and that last night Con. council leader Dave Stewart said (of visiting Con. pro-fracking democracy destroying Sajid Javid) it was ‘most important that he honoured his word’. Which also reminds me of what electioneering Sajid said about… Read more »

Ex-Councillor Ward is whistling in the wind. But great news that AT is to be re-selected – great news, that is, for all of us who want a different way of doing business once the Tories have been cleared away.


So the Green Investment bank is to be sold to … McQuarrie!

You really couldn’t make it up (unless you had already experienced years of Tory mis-rule).

Remember that other Tory lie: “The greenest government ever”?


Ward, Garnett, Turner, Finney. Well that’s the transport issue resolved then.


‘Aged Based Concessionary Travel on Island Trains to Cease'(OTW,2011)This was under the local Conservatives even Pugh.The number of passengers went down?


The only way I’d vote for Andrew is to keep Vix out, hopefully there will be another candidate worth voting for…..PLEASE!


Yes, there is Julie Jones-Evans – as an independent. Lots of local government experience, small business owner, community leader and not affiliated to any party, so free to put islanders interests first. A long shot but an opportunity for postive change #JJEMP17


Interesting to hear about Julie J-E standing, the only things that put me off the Indies are Jonathan’s inabilities as IWC leader and this ill-conceived notion of “investing” in Red Funnel.

retired hack

You need to find out who Mrs JJE is. Nothing whatsoever to do with Jonathan or the previous Independent administration.


Oh I intend to find out more about her, I’m not ruling her out at this stage at all


Oh no… have they no imagination?

retired hack
The Centre and Left of island politics wold be looking a gift horse in the mouth if they failed to use Cllr Jones Evans’ candidacy to their advantage. With the Right-wing vote about to be split three ways (assuming that UKIP can find a candidate) the case for uniting behind a progressive candidate becomes a no-brainer. It won’t, of course, happen. Too many egos in play. And… Read more »

You can be both and in fact I would think it’s an advantage as she would be privy first hand to Island issues in her capacity as councilor and could possibly cut out additional meetings.

Luisa Hillard

Surely, as a Conservative, Julie Jones-Evans is part of the (centre) right wing vote. She’s not demonstrated any Left leanings that I can recall.

The Sandman

If Andrew Turner gets in again, could someone switch off those LED street lights then we can all leave the island in the dark.

I appeal to Councillor Stewart, Ward and all of the IWCA – I really want Teresa May to carry on being our Prime Minister but I can’t vote again for Andrew Turner. You must have someone who could represent the Island and conservative party more effectively – please persuade Andrew to do the decent thing and step aside. He could go now respectfully. I am really quite… Read more »
This would be the opinion of the vast majority of people on the Island, it is time for Mr Turner to retire and take his advisors with him, as fedupbritain stated, the transport lot have been useless. Mr Turner can only function when wound up and set off like a clock work toy. It is sad but he is not up to the job and hasn’t been… Read more »
Don’t be fooled. A new, wet behind the ears, Tory MP for the IW would be every bit as bad as Turner, if not worse. This new backbencher would be expected and required to conform and cow-tow to all of the demands of his Ministerial masters and vote accordingly. As for a continued Tory Government? More cuts to the NHS, Schools, Police, Prison Service, local councils, etc.… Read more »

Imagine it could be the Papal Knight or THE Fog far worse than Andrew Turner is there any hope for the Island I think not.


Well, we can hope that Julie Jones Evans and whatever creature the Kippers choose to represent them will sufficiently split the right-wing vote to allow another candidate to win.

A slim hope, I know.

billy builder
What we desperately need is a single Pro Remain candidate of the centre/center-left who can attract the left of centre Tory and right of centre Labour vote, who together with the LibDem’s and Greens could and would win to become IOW MP. Unfortunately unless there is a central alliance we will get another 5 years of AT incompetence, and what is worse a very probable leap into… Read more »
The announcement by Theresa May that she won’t be cutting the foreign aid budget has got the usual swivel-eyed loons who comment on BBC news articles in fits of apoplectic rage and vowing to vote UKIP instead of Tory. (The fact that she really had no choice eluding their dense little brains. If we chop foreign aid, no other country will touch us with a bargepole for… Read more »
I do not believe it

The Isle of Wight Conservative Association has, once again, chosen the ‘dead sheep’ as it’s candidate. The island will continue to descend into a sea of stultification under his representation..
Its decision neatly matches the rundown, scruffy, litter-strewn and tired look of the IWCA headquarters in Carisbrooke Road, Newport.


I’m amused to see the Eurosceptic majority of the Island electorate don’t comment on political articles on Onthewight. What they will do for sure though, in the traditional English way, is theyll put their cross by our conservative mp’s name so our Prime Minister can get the best deal possible for the UK in the Brexit negotiations.

billy builder
Oldie, the best possible deal for the UK is undoubtedly not to BRexit at all. BRexit will cost the UK just about everything we hold dear:- • We will certainly lose our commodity motor manufacturing industry. • We will certainly lose 20% of the Banking sector, but possible substantially more. • The NHS will not survive in its current form and it will not be able to secure much needed… Read more »
Sadly, you are correct. The Isle of Wight is top-loaded with geriatric sheep who didn’t give a damn for the wants or needs of the young people who will now have to live poorer lives due to their selfish action. You “oldies” will be happily pushing up daisies while those who didn’t want Brexit will be struggling to fix the damage you have caused over the next… Read more »
iain mckie

i am not sure that Turner will necessarily be the candidate:

retired hack
Read it more carefully, Suruk. Especially the words “officer team”. The officer team is Ward and a few of his chums. The IWCA Executive, which is the competent (sic) body in dealing with reselection matters, has 40 members. Turner requires their support, just as he did in 2015 when he squeaked in. He may well get it this time, because, as others have said, the Tory HQ… Read more »

Don’t count your chickens, the IWCA have the Executive and Cllr situation tightly sewn up, no one will dare sqeak up!!, despite promises not to stand again; Emperors new clothes ? It will be the Turnip and his entourage, it’s up to the electorate to choose.

Your link is behind the times already Iain. All 330 Tory MPs will stand unless they decide to resign. There is a very tight time frame and it’s all under control and well organised so don’t worry. Even Ken Clarke and Anna Soubry haven’t resigned. Andrew Turner has the Tory party machine at Westminster soundly behind him. It’s a very powerful machine! He has been Eurosceptic since… Read more »
billy builder
Oldie, last June’s vote was a travesty based on the lies and fake news perpetrated by the Leave campaign and Tory trashy press, and the reason May and the other Tory right-wing T’s won’t allow a referendum on the final deal is that they know it is a referendum that they could never win. The only reason May has called this snap election is, as demonstrated by… Read more »
iain mckie

I was told that the Conservatives were using this as a method of lobbing out undesirables and replacing them with loyal MEPs and some of their staffers. Dan Hannan, for example, is going to have to find a comfortable constituency, so here they could weed out some who are past it, or have been a pain.


Speaking of “lobbing out undesirables”:

You appear to have been completely expunged from Kipper history.


coo it really works

That’s all been put back now though Iain since Article 50 was triggered last month and a safe opportunity to increase the Government majority and strengthen the UK’s negotiating position good to miss. ‘Now is the time’ for a General Election. There will be quite a lot of weeding out caused by the forthcoming boundary changes and the MEPs will be rewarded then. The Island will indeed… Read more »
Suruk, it’s because of Iain and people like him we have actually had a Referendum and Article 50 was triggered last month. The Eurosceptics of whom Andrew Turner was one,was the biggest pressure group in Westminster but they couldn’t do what they wanted till 2015 because the coalition with the Liberals prevented them. Theresa May was not in a safe enough position to call an election till… Read more »

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For those that did not know, Andrew Turner has already been elected as our next MP. His website announces:

”I have represented the Isle of Wight in Parliament since 2001 and I am delighted to have been re-elected for a further term.”

Other candidates can now relax.


Luisa Hillard

Since when was the IWCA ‘united’ in its support of Andrew Turner. We know that about half can’t stand him.

The key phrase of this press release: “We were advised yesterday afternoon about the formal re-adoption process”… which I’m guessing means: Andrew’s the best you’ve got, suck it up!