General Election 2019: Find out where and when to vote on the Isle of Wight

If you’re one of the 113,021 Isle of Wight residents registered to vote find out here where to vote this Thursday

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Thursday 12th December sees the fourth General Election in ten years take place across the United Kingdom.

On the Isle of Wight there are a total of 113,021 residents registered to vote. This includes 18,434 postal votes and 792 proxy votes.

That’s 2,3338 more than in the 2017 election.

Despite the predicted bad weather, OnTheWight has been hearing of residents who haven’t voted for decades determined to vote this Thursday.

Where to vote
Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm and if you’re registered to vote, just head to your nearest polling station to cast your vote. You don’t need your Poll Card, just turn up and give your name and address.

Note the changes to some of the usual polling stations, affecting voters in Nettlestone, Seaview, Rookley, Shorwell, Newport and Cowes.

Find out your nearest polling station here.

The candidates
The Prospective Parliamentary Candidates announced are as follows:

Previous results
The last General Election took place in 2017 and saw Bob Seely attract 51.28% of the vote. The results were:

1st – Bob Seely Conservative – 38,190
2nd – Julian Critchley – Labour: 17,121
3rd – Vix Lowthion – Green: 12,915
4th – Nicholas Belfitt – Liberal Democrat: 2,740
5th – Daryll Pitcher – UKIP: 1,921
6th – Julie Jones-Evans – Independent: 1,592

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Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 8:23am

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25 Comments on "General Election 2019: Find out where and when to vote on the Isle of Wight"

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Alternative Perspective
So Boris Johnson, when shown by an ITV journalist a photograph of a young child kept on the floor of a hospital in Leeds for 4 hours because there were no paediatric beds, grabs the journalists smartphone and puts it in his pocket. He’s like a naughty school boy. Is this really a credible person to lead our country? Who in their right mind thinks Boris Johnson,… Read more »
chartman

Unfortunately it needs a massive switch away from the Cons to get Seely out….

Alternative Perspective

Well if the greens see the sense of voting for Labours green deal as the only realistic way to implement green policies, then there is a chance to oust Bob Seely, and also save our NHS

truth
Voting Labour is the only chance we have of getting Tories out. Labour are treating the Climate Crisis with the urgency that it deserves for our future. I wholeheartedly support Green’s Economic vision, yes there is a substantial initial outlay, but the long term goals are healthier and prosperous, I can see Labour’s vision sits in line with that, and I d trust that they will do… Read more »
Nitonia

Not entirely correct truth. The only chance we had of ridding ourselves of Seely would have been for the Greens, Lib Dems and Labour to agree a pact where only one of them stood. They didn’t and this will hand the seat to Seely.

You had the chance guys

Steve Goodman
How can this conservative new normal be ok? Britain’s present Prime Minister: previously sacked for lying by both the Times (for making up quotes) and by a previous party leader (for lying about an affair) – and responsible for so much more over so many years, like lying to the Queen, giving the Iranian government reason to keep an innocent woman in prison, and conspiring to get… Read more »
denbo17
Here is the Truth from a person that actually saw it: It has now been copied and pasted around the Country: “Very interesting”. A good friend of mine is a senior nursing sister at Leeds Hospital – the boy shown on the floor by the media was in fact put there by his mother who then took photos on her mobile phone and uploaded it to media… Read more »
chartman

Fake news about fake news…

Nitonia
“Here is the Truth from a person that actually saw it: It has now been copied and pasted around the Country: “Very interesting”. A good friend of mine is a senior nursing sister at Leeds Hospital – the boy shown on the floor by the media was in fact put there by his mother who then took photos on her mobile phone and uploaded it to media… Read more »
middling

Today Johnson has been hiding from scrutiny in a fridge!

When you go to the voting booth tomorrow ask yourself, do you really want a coward speaking for your country? What’s he going to do when it comes to facing actual world leaders instead of the press?

Vote a better future, vote Green.

lifewriterbutmainlybeer

If you think the above is bad have a look at Dr Bob Gill’s new film. Just search on YouTube for ‘The Great NHS Heist Film’.

chartman

Forget national politics, what we need is an MP that will genuinely fight for Island residents. Who would that be ? Someone that is not in the pocket of their leader…

Barefoot
Tactical voting, here’s the truth on the Isle Wight – its the only way now, take a look at this video for why (polling & data have changed massively since October) I know quite a few people who are now lending their votes to Labour, putting their own tribal differences to one side for the ‘greater good’ Wouldn’t that be the biggest ever Christmas present :-)) https://www.facebook.com/IOWLabour/videos/433674147537915… Read more »
temperance
Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. Seems to have got lost in this election. Want want want, poor nurses, poor teachers, poor unemployed, poor children, poor immigrants, poor malingerers. More handouts to people who have not got the gumption to sort their own lifes out. What about some policies on how as a country either… Read more »
Karl
Labour are truly doomed after hearing the comments made by their own shadow cabinet member for Health today. They are not capable of working with themselves and demonstrating leadership. . The Islands Labour Party do not have any representation and influence over our island council. Julia Baker-Smith, their only cllr jumped ship to the Labour Party from the Independents and became totally irrelevant preferring to leave Labour… Read more »
chartman

It’s a dilemma…. If one wants Seely out, how to vote ? Tactically, by voting for the person most likely to come close, or to vote for someone that genuinely has no party politics to follow?

middling

Voting tactically for the best-placed candidate is the only way to unseat Seely.

https://getjohnsongone.com and https://votesmart2019.com aggregate the results of the various tactical voting sites so you can see where to lend your vote for the best chance of getting the Tories out.

Alternative Perspective

Actually, it’s a General Election Karl, not a local election. There’s a huge difference.

Geoff Brodie
My dear Karl. Clearly the likely loss of of your deposit and all the wasted time and effort (that I warned you about) is starting to get to you as your facts are entirely incorrect. The only elected Labour councillor on the Island at the last Council elections, as so often, was me. I left the party 2 years ago just before Julia’s sudden Road to Manchester… Read more »
peterj
Mate… I think you’re been inhaling too many fumes from your motorised tricycle. It may be your surname but professing the Love angle whilst simultaneously bad mouthing the main Tory challengers is not a good look. You might beat the Tunnel Cult leader, but that’s about it. One more time for the memory-impaired: Labour came a comfortable 2nd in the last General Election with more votes than… Read more »