Isle of Wight MP raises cost of cross-Solent patient transport in Parliament

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Bob Seely secured a debate on patient transport in Parliament yesterday and asked health minister, Stephen Barclay, to amend the 2003 regulations to extend the existing Isles of Scilly scheme - which sees maximum cost of travel at £5 - to the Island.

Thursday, 28th June, 2018 4:42pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 9 readers' comments

Proposed ‘blue belt’ sites around the Isle of Wight revealed in public consultation (maps)

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A public consultation has opened for two coastal areas off the Isle of Wight to become Marine Conservation Zones. It's proposed the areas become part of 41 ‘blue belt’ sites.

Friday, 8th June, 2018 4:48pm

By The Office of Bob Seely

Isle of Wight MP declared ‘an excellent champion’ for Island Line by Minister

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The MP says we need a much better gateway onto the Isle of Wight and also need a feasibility study to look at extending the route.

Thursday, 24th May, 2018 7:18pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 8 readers' comments

New measures on the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ welcomed by MP

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The maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals has now been lowered drastically to help vulnerable people.

Thursday, 17th May, 2018 4:27pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

MP argues for fairer funding for the Isle of Wight

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Bob Seely argued the case for fairer funding for the Isle of Wight in Parliament yesterday, saying that Government funding systems are not designed to deal with isolation by water.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018 9:50am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

Home ed parents urged to take part in Government consultation

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Parents whose children are home educated on the Isle of Wight - of which there is a higher proportion than elsewhere - are urged by the MP to take part in this Government consultation.

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 11:16am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Performance of new South Western Railway franchise to be reviewed

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Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has ordered the investigation following concerns about South Western Railway’s capability since taking over and also that of Network Rail, says MP.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 1:31pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 27 readers' comments

Vital to protect Isle of Wight shipbuilding, says MP

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Isle of Wight MP, Robert Seely, says it's vital we protect shipbuilding on the Island. Adding that "We need a jobs agenda, not a house-building agenda".

Monday, 16th April, 2018 10:48am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP welcomes plans for independent regulator to oversee property agents

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Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says the introduction of these new rules - particularly an independent regulator with enforcement powers who is able to ban agents - is very welcome news.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 5:36pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

Calling all job seekers: Did you know about half price rail fares?

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There is a discount card available to those claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit which gives them half price train travel when attending interviews. OnTheWight has more detail.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 11:40am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

MP shares concerns again over possible GKN takeover

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For a second time this month, Isle of Wight MP raises concerns about the jobs of GKN workers should shareholders of the global engineering business accept the unsolicited takeover by Melrose.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 7:15am

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Isle of Wight as an ‘education destination’ showcased in Parliament

A unique project that combines traditional Isle of Wight strengths as a visitor destination with high-quality teaching was showcased in Parliament today.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 3:03pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment