Isle of Wight info: Voting in EU elections – who, where and how

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Find out who you can vote for, where to vote and other useful facts about this Thursday's elections for South East region MEPs taking place on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 1:49pm

By Sally Perry

Bring Isle of Wight bus service into public ownership, says councillor

Bus Stop:

As buses minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, reminds local authorities they have freedom to take greater control of bus services, Cllr Lilley believes they should be brought into public ownership on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 10:29am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Green Party ‘Stop Brexit’ bus on the Isle of Wight today

Green Bus

According to the Green MEP candidate, the Stop Brexit bus has had a great reception across the region in Oxford, Worthing, Hastings and Portsmouth. It's on the Island today (Monday).

Monday, 20th May, 2019 8:14am

By Vix Lowthion with 7 readers' comments

Number of Isle of Wight children living in poverty up: Now over a third

Poverty graffiti

Last year just under 30 per cent of Isle of Wight children were living in poverty, now it is up to 34 per cent.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 5:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Letter: Beware government’s new GP practice contracts, says NHS campaigners

Will writing

IOW Save Our NHS is one of dozens of campaign groups across England running a letter-writing campaign urging GPs not to sign the new contracts and making the public aware of how the profession will be severely compromised.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 3:03pm

By Christine Lightbody with 2 readers' comments

Number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits rises again

Job seeking

There’s been a rise in number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits, and a rise since the same time last year.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 9:37am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

End the SEND Crisis – ‘We cannot continue to fail Isle of Wight children’, say Save Our Schools IW

end send crisis

Save our Schools IW say that taking care of children, making sure they have every opportunity to thrive, is surely the most basic measure of our own humanity and success as a community and invite others to join them at demo on the 30th May.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 9:30am

By Colleen Brannon

Isle of Wight Labour Party kicks off EU Campaign in Newport

Labour members taking part in eu election campaigning

Island Labour say they are trying to represent both Leave and remain voters, and "to bring our country back together".

Monday, 13th May, 2019 8:43am

By Julian Critchley with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour joins call to save pensioners’ TV licences

House of Commons almost empty during debate

Island Labour say The Labour Party, detecting a forthcoming Tory betrayal of their manifesto promise, is trying to force a vote in Parliament to make Tory MPs to publicly stand behind their manifesto commitment.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 2:58pm

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council say Housing Benefit payments should appear today

Piles of coins

The council say they remain in constant dialogue with their bank to ensure every payment is processed successfully and as a matter of urgency.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 2:12pm

By IW Council Press Office

Scheme to recruit and retain GPs on the Isle of Wight nominated for award


Over the last six months 106 Isle of Wight GPs have been supported through a range of initiatives thanks to the scheme.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 8:48am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Climate change campaigners to take to the streets of Newport

Islanders protesting at climate march

Those wishing to take part or find out more should meet in St Thomas’s Square, Newport from 12.30pm.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 4:56pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments