An unconfirmed rumour reached OnTheWight yesterday that ex-Leader of the Isle of Wight council, David Pugh, is to take up a position with ferry company Wightlink.
Those who live on the Island will be aware that rumours spread here like wildfire and can often have no basis in fact.
Given the public interest in the story we contacted both David and Wightlink.
So far, only Wightlink have responded, saying, “We don’t comment on speculation of this type.”
Previous wild speculation
This isn’t the first time there’s been speculation – some of it pretty wild – about David Pugh, who lost his seat at the 2013 election. Previous examples have included working with Chris Whitehouse’s Westminster lobby company and a job with Eric Pickles MP, neither of which have turned out to be true.
David is currently a director with Cratus Communications, which describe themselves as being involved with “Public Affairs, political engagement, community engagement, planning”.