Conservatives announce candidate for Osborne and Whippingham seat on Isle of Wight council

stephen hendry

Island Conservatives' candidate says he's already working hard for residents as a town councillor and by-election offers an opportunity to continue this at a county level.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 4:47pm

By David Pugh with 8 readers' comments

Tributes paid to former Isle of Wight Conservative Association chairman

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Tributes have been paid by the chairman who served Isle of Wight Conservative Association between 2008-2012.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 12:29pm

By David Pugh with one comment

All welcome to public meeting on the future of Isle of Wight railways

Shanklin Theatre

Next week's public meeting about the future of Island Line railway will hear about South Western Railway’s proposals, future plans for the IW Steam Railway and how inter-connectivity between the two lines and links with cross-Solent travel can be improved.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 3:30pm

By David Pugh with 3 readers' comments

KILF asked IWC candidates for assurance to keep Island Line in Franchise: Their responses

Islandline trains

The resident group KILF believes it's vital for Island Line's survival that this Isle of Wight train line must stay within the South Western Rail Franchise. Here are the results they've shared with OnTheWight of responses they got when asking for assurances from each of the local election candidates on the route.

Monday, 24th April, 2017 11:13am

By David Pugh with 27 readers' comments

Island Line: Campaign group gives cautious welcome to franchise news

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KILF say that although Island Line is in the next franchise, its long-term future is still far from certain. They're looking forward to hearing First MTR's “exciting package of proposals".

Monday, 27th March, 2017 4:18pm

By David Pugh with 8 readers' comments

Island Line Trains: New Invitation to Tender labelled ‘wholly discriminatory’

island line train

The campaign group set up to fight for Island Line trains to remain part of the wider franchise express their disappointment at the contents of the Invitation to Tender issued today.

Thursday, 30th June, 2016 1:08pm

By David Pugh with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Stronger In: Cabinet Minister Greg Hands MP to launch campaign

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The campaign – which includes activists from the local Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties – will be launched next Monday (30th May) with a speech in Newport by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Hands MP.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 4:56pm

By David Pugh with 88 readers' comments

Island Line: Concerns raised franchise consultation pre-determined

Island line train

Some serious concerns over the process of the Government consultation on the future of Island Line have been raised. These include a lack of transparency in why the Government is consulting about Island Line on a narrow, pre-determined basis.

Friday, 20th November, 2015 3:41pm

By David Pugh with 11 readers' comments

David Pugh gets involved in Priest/Gilbey/ overthrow rumour affair with questions

David Pugh

David Pugh (who lost his seat to Cllr Richard Priest at the 2013 local elections) has posed a number of questions to the Leader for tonight's council meeting. Here's the full text and his email to council members.

Wednesday, 17th September, 2014 12:36pm

By David Pugh with 37 readers' comments

David Pugh: My two regrets over Cowes Enterprise College

David Pugh

David Pugh details his regrets with the CEC project, considering the line between where he accepts responsibility and where he doesn't.

Friday, 25th April, 2014 4:00pm

By David Pugh with 34 readers' comments

Island Conservatives announce election manifesto

Conservative 2013 election manifesto:

Council leader, David Pugh, says all 40 candidates contributed to the manifesto.

Friday, 19th April, 2013 3:04pm

By David Pugh with 17 readers' comments

IW Council leader accuses Ventnor council of ‘hysterical scaremongering’ over break up of Coastal Management Team

David Pugh

Following OnTheWight's publication of a letter from the IW Association of Local Councils (IWALC) to council leader David Pugh over the restructure of the Coastal Management team, we have been copied in (along with all council members, IWALC members, the media and others) to the reply from Cllr Pugh.

Monday, 25th March, 2013 8:59am

By David Pugh with 26 readers' comments