Seely resigns from Parliamentary Private Secretary role over HS2 vote

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Seely resigned from his role as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) after refusing to back HS2 vote.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 12:06pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 20 readers' comments

Social isolation a killer, say Island Labour in response to council plans to cut free travel

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For those with mental health problems, social isolation can be a killer, say Island Labour, in response to IWC's plans to cut free travel for some.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 11:32am

By Julian Critchley with 13 readers' comments

Seasonal fall in number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits

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

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 9:39am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Equalising pension age painful for ‘females born in the 1950s’, says MP

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Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely asked in parliament yesterday what had been done to help women born in the 1950s avoid financial hardship.

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 8:49am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 17 readers' comments

Seely supports veterans who fear prosecution over ‘politically motivated’ allegations

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Bob Seely MP has backed changes to the law which would give British servicemen more protection against legacy prosecutions.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 9:09am

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Government puts 12 month delay on Fire Authority merger


The Isle of Wight council Cabinet member said they would use the extra time wisely to ensure everything is in place to go live in April 2021.

Friday, 12th July, 2019 3:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Portsmouth City Council could call for primary school SATs to be abolished

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One councillor believes SATs are in place to test the teachers rather than the students adding "it's all about the league tables with no regard given to the children". The Cabinet member said she'd get rid of league tables in a heartbeat. Could the Isle of Wight follow suit?

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 6:13pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Prison Minister to visit Camp Hill to discuss future plans

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Minister of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, has agreed to meet the Isle of Wight MP at Camp Hill to discuss plans to use the land for new housing and also for a possible public sector hub.

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 3:14pm

By The Office of Bob Seely

Isle of Wight hopes to become one of Government’s five new Tourism Zones pilots

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The head of Visit Isle of Wight is hoping that the Island will become one of the five new tourism zones in a pilot project being led by the UK Government.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 8:03am

By Simon Clark with one comment

As school holiday poverty discussed in Parliament, more than third of IW children affected by it

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According to End Child Poverty's May 2019 figures there are 9,679 children on the Isle of Wight living in poverty. That’s 34.3 per cent of children, and an increase on last year’s figures of 29.5%.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 12:58pm

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Government acknowledge extra costs of being an Island: Integrated services being discussed

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Services earmarked for higher levels of integration include Adult Social Care, Health and Blue Light services. The MP is working with IWC on what a national pilot scheme might look like.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 11:58am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Seely: Universal credit enables staff to ‘do more good for more people’

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Isle of Wight MP states in Parliament that universal credit enables DWP staff to do more good for more people than "the inflexible system that preceded it".

Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019 11:56am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments