Letter: ‘Jo Swinson inspirational leader’, says former parliamentary candidate

Jo Swinson

Nick Belfitt says the new Liberal Democrat leader is young, dynamic and passionate in what she believes in.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 4:52pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Ultimate Frisbee team fight for first win at regional qualifiers

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The Isle of Wight Ultimate Frisbee club, Wight Wild Cards, have competed in their first ever UK Ultimate Regional qualifier.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 2:00pm

By Nicholas Belfitt

Isle of Wight Ultimate Frisbee takes off after team’s first friendly

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In preparation for the upcoming season, the Wight Wild Cards played their first match at the weekend ... in the pouring rain and wind.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018 9:38am

By Nicholas Belfitt

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate steps down

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Nick Belfitt, who was the youngest ever parliamentary candidate to stand on the Isle of Wight (23 at time of the election), has stepped down to allow selection of the party's next candidate.

Monday, 21st May, 2018 8:14am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight LibDems back plan to scrap Ofsted

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Liberal Democrat-led plan aims to abolish Ofsted, scrap existing SATs, overhaul league tables and abolish regional schools’ commissioners.

Wednesday, 7th March, 2018 12:57pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 9 readers' comments

Brighstone local selected as Isle of Wight LibDem candidate for Central Wight

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A Brighstone resident has been selected as LibDem candidate in Isle of Wight council by-election for Central Wight seat.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 9:34am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight LibDems call on MP to support ban on letting agent fees

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Nick Belfitt says that young Islanders, especially, are being exploited by letting agents' fees and supporting them by removing barriers to the rental market is the way to give them the best start.

Thursday, 2nd November, 2017 8:22am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 10 readers' comments

LibDems: 3,000 IW pupils to be hit by Tory scrapping free school lunches

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The LibDems say that 3,000 Isle of Wight school kids will be hit by the Conservative manifesto pledge to cut currently-free school lunches, stating each child's family would need to find £480/year to pay for their lunches.

Friday, 19th May, 2017 10:37am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight LibDems: More cash for NHS, legalisation of Cannabis, triple-locked pension

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The legalisation of Cannabis, a discounted bus pass for 16-21 year olds, protection of the Triple-locked pension and more funding for the Isle of Wight NHS are just some of the election promises made by the Liberal Democrats today.

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 7:18am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrat MP hopeful one of youngest in country

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The Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats have announced their prospective parliamentary candidate - who is one of the youngest LibDem candidates in the country.

Saturday, 22nd April, 2017 4:33pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 49 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats pledge a ‘common sense’ council

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Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats confirm how many candidates they have standing in the May 2017 elections and share manifesto.

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017 7:24am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 30 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Lib Dems take fracking concerns to national conference

Liberal Democrats against fracking

Concerns by Isle of Wight Lib Dems about fracking or drilling for oil on the Isle of Wight have been raised with the national party.

Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 12:21pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 4 readers' comments