Make sure you are registered to vote in the General Election

Clare Shand, Geoff Underwood and Clive Joynes standing outside county hall with the writ

Details within of how to check whether you are registered to vote and how to sign up if you are not. Don't leave it too late, the deadline is Tuesday 26 November

Friday, 8th November, 2019 10:32am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Seely tells OnTheWight ‘certainly no proof’ of Russian election interference, but has ideas for the future

bob seely in parliament

Former Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, said there is "certainly no proof" of political interference by Russia, but has ideas of how to stop it happening in the future

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 5:44pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight LibDem election candidate to stand aside in Green Alliance pact, letter reveals (Updated)

nick stuart lib dem

An email sent out by the IW Lib Dems last night to members revealed that their candidate, Nick Stuart, will be standing aside, in an electoral alliance with the Greens. Here’s the full text

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 10:22am

By Sally Perry with 36 readers' comments

Call for Nigel Farage’s LBC radio show to be shut down during election period (updated)

nigel farage on lbc

The LibDem MEP for the South East has called for Nigel Farage's LBC show to be shut down to ensure broadcast impartiality is enforced during the election period. The Brexit party counter

Friday, 1st November, 2019 5:48pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP sets out his wishes for an Island Deal, including three per cent extra funding for council services

bob seely in parliament

Bob Seely's letter to the Prime Minister details where and how he believes extra funding for the Isle of Wight should be targeted

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 2:37pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP gives his reaction to EU Brexit ‘Flextension’ beyond 31st October

typewriter with flextension typed on paper

OnTheWight asked the Isle of Wight MP for his reaction to the extension of the Brexit deadline beyond 31st October. Here's his response

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 11:23am

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Brexit Party candidate wants ‘clean break Brexit’ and hits out at IW MP

Peter Wiltshire

The Brexit Party candidate for the next election hits out at Isle of Wight MP, who he says, "slavishly follows everything that he’s told to do by the party whips and Boris, his second choice as leader"

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 3:18pm

By Peter Wiltshire with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents sinking under personal debt, say Island Labour

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Island Labour say you can see how little money is circulating on the Isle of Wight by looking at empty units on high streets, or shocking numbers forced to use food banks

Monday, 21st October, 2019 3:23pm

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Islanders for Europe take part in march for a People’s Vote

Islanders for Europe on the People's Vote march

Members of the Islanders for Europe group took part in the People's Vote march at the weekend

Monday, 21st October, 2019 8:50am

By Islanders for Europe with 17 readers' comments

What will the impact of Brexit be on Isle of Wight Farmers? OnTheWight investigates

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Farming has a long-standing tradition on the Isle of Wight and a big part of keeping the Island beautiful. OnTheWight sought the views of a range of farmers on Brexit and their thoughts on the effect it might have on their livelihoods

Saturday, 19th October, 2019 10:08am

By Alex Varley-Winter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP pledges to fight for better deal for Island’s WASPI women

Bob Seely MP and the WASPI Pledge with Shelagh Simmons and Sally Robinson.

More than 10,000 women in the Isle of Wight constituency have been negatively impacted by the State Pension age changes as a result of the lack of notification by the Government

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:25am

By Shelagh Simmons with 6 readers' comments

School funding is not ‘a bit tight’ it’s in crisis says NEU’s Isle of Wight officer

School classroom :

Bob Seely welcomes the funding and says he'll be arguing for an increase in the Island’s SEN budget, but Peter Shreeve from the NEU says a whole generation of children are missing out on a proper education

Monday, 14th October, 2019 5:48pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments