Bob Seely MP on whether he’ll remain an Isle of Wight councillor

It’s taken quite a while to get a response on whether Bob Seely will remain an Isle of Wight councillor whilst holding his position as Member of Parliament.

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Depending on parliamentary business, the Isle of Wight full council meeting next Wednesday evening could enjoy the company of Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely.

Bob was elected as Isle of Wight councillor for the Central Wight area back in the May council elections.

A couple of weeks after then being elected as Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight, we got in touch to see whether Bob planned to step down from his council position.

Bob: “Not in a rush” to step down
Late last night, Bob got back in touch and told OnTheWight,

“I would like to step down at some point in the next year or two. However, I am not in a rush as the Parishes have said that they would like me to continue, as have Council colleagues.

“I won’t benefit from being a Cllr as the pay will go into a separate account – this has already been done – and will be dispersed to a good cause in the ward.”

The council confirmed that he could retain both roles.

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Friday, 14th July, 2017 7:03am

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6 Comments

  1. Steve Goodman


    14.Jul.2017 9:14am

    Doesn’t the record show that Cllr Bob was also often “not in a rush” to attend council meetings, and often in a rush to leave early?

    (And the good cause is…?)

  2. Give the man some breathing space!

    He has been a MP for about 28 days and look how many times he has been mentioned in articles on this website and the County Press.

    He seems to have done a lot to me.

    If he need time to decide then let him have time.

    • Steve Goodman


      14.Jul.2017 8:38pm

      Again, different rules for different people?

      Reasonable to allow Bob to decide what he wants to do; unreasonable then for Bob to deny choice to others, like some suffering people wanting a dignified death but insufficiently wealthy and healthy to make that last trip to Switzerland?

      He certainly seems determined to be ‘mentioned’ by ‘doing a lot’ to ensure continued needless misery for many dying people wanting less ‘breathing space!’.

  3. Rhos yr Alarch


    14.Jul.2017 10:35pm

    Can anyone recall what Steve Ross did in this regard, when elected MP…?

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