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

Isle of Wight Labour Party condemn plans for fire service ‘revamp’


The Isle of Wight Labour Party is condemning plans by the Isle of Wight Council to cut fire services on the Island, criticising the lack of a full public consultation.

Tuesday, 6th March, 2018 10:56am

By Julian Critchley

Island Line staff strike over attempts to remove guards from trains

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The strike by RMT members is designed to fight attempts by South Western Railway to remove guards from their trains.

Friday, 12th January, 2018 2:44pm

By Julian Critchley with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour names their candidate for Central Wight seat

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Island Labour say this lifelong Labour member and activist will bring a fresh approach to County Hall and has the energy and enthusiasm to provide a strong voice for the Central Wight ward.

Thursday, 21st December, 2017 11:05am

By Julian Critchley with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour demand protection for SEN services

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Isle of Wight Labour say cuts to SEN services are part of a package under consideration by the Conservative council which will hit children with special needs particularly hard.

Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 11:33am

By Julian Critchley

Isle of Wight Labour slams cuts to police budget as crime rises ‘faster than national average’

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As crime rates on the Isle of Wight exceed the national average, senior officers are on the Island looking at where the axe will fall when the police budgets are slashed by £23 million.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 9:48am

By Julian Critchley with 3 readers' comments