Isle of Wight Labour Party looks to the future with renewed vigour

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Following the 50 per cent increase in votes during the last election, the Isle of Wight Constituency Labour Party are now looking towards the next election with renewed vigour.

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 7:18am

By Ed Gouge with 9 readers' comments

Memorial service for Isle of Wight Rifles who fell during April 1917

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The commemorative service will remember those of the Isle of Wight Rifles who died in April 1917 during the battle of Gaza in the then-Palestine as well as three Ventnor-born men who died in the battle of Arras in France.

Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 10:04am

By Ed Gouge

Isle of Wight Labour Party fields highest number of candidates for twenty years

Labour Party Candidates

The Isle of Wight Labour Party will be fielding 31 candidates across the Island in the upcoming Isle of Wight council elections.

Monday, 6th March, 2017 2:15pm

By Ed Gouge with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour call for better deal for private sector tenants

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The Isle of Wight Labour Party says the Government is letting down private sector tenants and needs to do more to ensure a better deal for families renting in the private sector.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 12:29pm

By Ed Gouge with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Walking Festival: Local Labour Party call for council rethink

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The Isle of Wight Labour Party say the Council’s decision to step away from the Walking Festival shows how drastic Government cuts now are. They urge a rethink in order to save this tourism-boosting festival of enviable reputation.

Tuesday, 8th November, 2016 9:35am

By Ed Gouge with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour Party to oppose a grammar school on the Island

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The Isle of Wight Labour party say that as the Government switches funds to set up new grammar schools, as has happened before, those who don't make it through the selection process could end up with an inferior education.

Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 5:13pm

By Ed Gouge with 38 readers' comments

Interim Ofsted boss might be visiting the Isle of Wight this week

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Ahead of the rumoured visit by the interim head of Ofsted this week, Labour repeat their calls for the creation of a taskforce – featuring education experts, teachers, governors and parents - to carry out a detailed study as to why education attainments lags behind the mainland in many areas.

Tuesday, 13th September, 2016 10:19am

By Ed Gouge with 21 readers' comments

Ventnor men who died in the Battle of the Somme to be honoured

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On Sunday afternoon, the Ventnor Branch of the Royal British Legion will honour all the Ventnor men who died in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

Tuesday, 30th August, 2016 10:01am

By Ed Gouge with one comment

Corbyn the clear favourite for Isle of Wight Labour party members

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The Isle of Wight Labour Party has seen a five-fold increase in Party membership in the last year and on Wednesday, passionate Jeremy Corbyn supporters voted for him locally in the leadership campaign.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 7:29am

By Ed Gouge with 31 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour Party calls for Education Task Force

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The Isle of Wight Labour Party calls for an educational task force to be set up to look at the problems with schools on the Isle of Wight following the inaccurate and detrimental comments made by Ofsted chair, David Hoare.

Monday, 8th August, 2016 4:04pm

By Ed Gouge with 12 readers' comments

MP challenged over impact of EU exit to Isle of Wight

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The IW Labour Party say there are urgent questions that need to be answered by the Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner.

Wednesday, 29th June, 2016 12:14pm

By Ed Gouge with 99 readers' comments

Labour MEP will be campaigning in Newport to ‘Remain in the EU’

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Labour MEP, Anneliese Dodds, will on the Isle of Wight on Sunday morning, campaigning in Newport to Remain in the EU.

Friday, 20th May, 2016 9:13am

By Ed Gouge with 40 readers' comments