Dave Stewart responds to second home voter encouragement: A ‘Pretend Row’

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Cllrs Ian Ward and Dave Stewart give their views on the reaction to them writing to postal voters and asking Second Home owners to register to vote on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017 4:28pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 42 readers' comments

Cllr Whitehouse: ‘Let’s leave the mud-slinging and name-calling behind’

Andrew Turner, Ranil Jayawardena MP Cllr Chris Whitehouse

Councillor Whitehouse has issued a statement to the press calling for a 'clean and decent' election campaign.

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 6:53pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 22 readers' comments

Cllr Whitehouse hits back at Academy’s rebuttal

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Cllr Whitehouse responds to AET's rebuttal over allegations that they're removing funds from Sandown Bay to cross-subsidise activities elsewhere in the group.

Friday, 31st March, 2017 2:29pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservatives will hold Green Summit if elected

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Dave Stewart says the Island needs greater protection to enhance its beauty and safeguard wildlife so it can promote itself as a tourist destination while raising the quality of life for residents.

Friday, 31st March, 2017 2:11pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 33 readers' comments

Council Leader meets Minister to ask for additional funding support

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The Leader of the council was elected to the Solent Local Enterprise Board, met with Sajid Javid to ask for additional funding support and opened the Apprenticeship Levy event in Wootton yesterday.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 10:36am

By Chris Whitehouse with 22 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council Leader meets PM for second time: Talks IW ambitions and Brexit

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Council Leader meets PM, tells her majority of Islanders pleased with her leadership on Brexit and talks of IW's future ambitions.

Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 9:37am

By Chris Whitehouse with 40 readers' comments

Conservative Leader ‘exposes’ millions in extra funding received under Indies


The Leader of the Isle of Wight council says the Conservative administration have 'exposed' the millions in extra government funding that came to the Island under the leadership of the Island Independents.

Monday, 6th March, 2017 8:23am

By Chris Whitehouse with 48 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservatives launch ‘brain drain’ campaign

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The Isle of Wight Conservatives say they are setting up joint approach to keep young talent from leaving the Island after figures show there is a "net outflow of people aged 15 to 29 and a net inflow of people aged 60-69".

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 3:02pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 49 readers' comments

Leader promises all 51 Isle of Wight schools will be Good+ under Tory council

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Leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, has pledged that all Island schools will be rated good or outstanding by Ofsted if the Conservatives are allowed to continue after May’s elections.

Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 4:26pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 30 readers' comments

Southern Vectis to now consult with town and parish councils over changes to service

Dave Stewart

The Leader has met with Southern Vectis and obtained an assurance they would now consult with town and parish councils.

Friday, 3rd February, 2017 7:00am

By Chris Whitehouse with 4 readers' comments

Solent Devolution: Executive does not have a mandate say Conservative councillors

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The Isle of Wight Conservative councillors, who appear to be in favour of devolution, but would prefer talks to escalate with Hampshire rather than Southampton and Portsmouth, urge the Executive to take note of the recommendation made by 17 members at last week's full council.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 10:17am

By Chris Whitehouse with 21 readers' comments

School holiday fines: Councillors call for public consultation on term times

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Isle of Wight Conservative councillors will be putting forward a motion at the next council meeting to call for a consultation on changing school term times.

Tuesday, 31st May, 2016 11:15am

By Chris Whitehouse with 67 readers' comments