Social isolation a killer, say Island Labour in response to council plans to cut free travel

Bus Stop:

For those with mental health problems, social isolation can be a killer, say Island Labour, in response to IWC's plans to cut free travel for some.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 11:32am

By Julian Critchley with 13 readers' comments

‘Do you support fox hunting Bob Seely?’ asks Isle of Wight Labour

fox hunting

Island Labour say that Bob Seely supported lifting the ban before the 2017 election, then switched sides. They call on him to "come out in the open and tell us whether he would vote to keep the ban".

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 9:39am

By Julian Critchley with 13 readers' comments

Island Labour calls on Isle of Wight MP to oppose NHS sell-off to Trump (updated)

donald trump

President of the USA, Donald Trump, said during today’s press conference that in any post-Brexit trade deal, he would expect to see the NHS 'on the table', which many view as leading to its privatisation.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 3:29pm

By Julian Critchley with 16 readers' comments

Labour announces candidate for Osborne and Whippingham seat on Isle of Wight council

luisa hillard and julian critchley - candidate for whippingham and osborne

The by-election has been prompted by the resignation of previous Labour councillor, Julia Baker-Smith.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 1:43pm

By Julian Critchley with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour Party kicks off EU Campaign in Newport

Labour members taking part in eu election campaigning

Island Labour say they are trying to represent both Leave and remain voters, and "to bring our country back together".

Monday, 13th May, 2019 8:43am

By Julian Critchley with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour joins call to save pensioners’ TV licences

House of Commons almost empty during debate

Island Labour say The Labour Party, detecting a forthcoming Tory betrayal of their manifesto promise, is trying to force a vote in Parliament to make Tory MPs to publicly stand behind their manifesto commitment.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 2:58pm

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillor explains why they are standing down

polling station

The councillor explains why they no longer feel able to devote the time and energy to their ward here on the Island.

Friday, 26th April, 2019 11:07am

By Julian Critchley with 7 readers' comments

Labour encourages members to campaign against closure of All Saints’ Primary

Save our School - parents and children

Julian Critchley from Island Labour says, "the Council should really have learned lessons from the previous attempt to close Sandown Bay Academy; communities know that schools are more than just bricks and mortar."

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 10:09am

By Julian Critchley

Island Labour demands end to NHS ‘Privatisation by Stealth’

Save our NHS by 38 Degrees - cropped

The Isle of Wight Labour Party Chair says "Islanders need to listen to the campaigners of ‘IoW Save Our NHS’, and make their voices heard, before their NHS is stripped away".

Monday, 4th March, 2019 9:57am

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour slam Conservative budget as ‘paying more tax for fewer services’

coins in palm of hand

Island Labour say the cuts being imposed by Conservative budget are "unnecessarily callous" when put alongside the increase in council reserves to twice the minimum requirement. They say this is "precisely the time when any council should be doing its utmost to protect both services and the incomes of residents".

Thursday, 28th February, 2019 9:16am

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Island Labour pass motion seeking to nationalise Isle of Wight ferries

Wightlink St Clare ferry:

Island Labour have agreed a motion to seek commitment from the Labour Party that they would adopt the policy of returning the ferry companies to public ownership as part of the programme of bringing the railway system back into public ownership.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 12:31pm

By Julian Critchley with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight could become first to lose ‘free at point of delivery NHS’, says Critchley

radar nhs logo

Chair of Island Labour says if the cuts go ahead, then essentially Islanders will become the first English county to lose free at the point of delivery NHS, if they "have to pay through the nose" to be able to access hospital services.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 10:52am

By Julian Critchley with 10 readers' comments