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

A budget for the post-truth era, say Isle of Wight Labour

julian critchley

Island Labour chair, Julian Critchley says "it's the wealthiest 10% of the population who benefit, while the rest of us continue to be squeezed".

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 5:07pm

By Julian Critchley with 4 readers' comments

Fire Service changes ‘deeply troubling on several levels’ say Isle of Wight Labour

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

Island Labour say the issue comes down to a matter of trust. "Who do you trust to have your best interests at heart when it comes to ensuring we have the fire service we need?"

Monday, 15th October, 2018 8:35am

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Ryde Labour demands greater police resources to tackle anti-social behaviour

police officer

Ryde Labour say the police budget on the Isle of Wight has been slashed to the point that police can no longer even deploy cameras to deter anti-social behaviour and keep our community safe.

Tuesday, 4th September, 2018 11:48am

By Julian Critchley with 7 readers' comments