Island Labour demands end to NHS ‘Privatisation by Stealth’

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Isle of Wight rising fast up Labour’s target seat list, says Critchley


Following the visit of Stephen Morgan (Portsmouth South's Labour MP), Julian Critchley reveals that the Isle of Wight is fast rising up Labour's target seat list.

Friday, 17th August, 2018 1:25pm

By Julian Critchley with 18 readers' comments

NHS at 70 to be celebrated at Ventnor Day

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Members of the Isle of Wight Labour Party will be at Ventnor Day this Saturday with a giant birthday card for the NHS, face-painting, balloons and even birthday cake. All welcome.

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018 10:40am

By Julian Critchley with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight third worst local authority for school staffing cuts, say Labour

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Figures produced by the National Education Union show that the Isle of Wight is the third worst local authority in the country for staff cuts in secondary schools.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 2:48pm

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour slam AET’s CEO over Sandown ‘nimbyism’ slur

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The Isle of Wight Labour Party are outraged at AET's chief executive, Julian Drinkall, for accusing Islanders of “nimbyism” for not agreeing to AETs demands to close down Sandown Bay Academy.

Monday, 26th March, 2018 8:58pm

By Julian Critchley with 8 readers' comments

Bob Seely voted to ‘remove free school meals from struggling families’ say Labour (Update 2)

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Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely, was one of those who voted down a Labour Party bid to stop more than one million children (of future Universal Credit claimants) lose their entitlement to free school meals. IW Labour responds.

Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 7:26am

By Julian Critchley with 16 readers' comments