Isle of Wight General Election candidates to take part in Facebook Q&A

questions being asked

Voters are being invited to pose questions to the prospective parliamentary candidates on Facebook on Sunday and take part in a live Q&A on Tuesday evening.

Friday, 26th May, 2017 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 38 readers' comments

Business leaders invited to join Solent LEP board

glasses on table

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking prominent business leaders to join its board of directors.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 6:13am

By Amy Grinstead

If you didn’t vote at the last election, you could be one of the most powerful people on the Isle of Wight

'Didn't vote' holds Isle of Wight power with angled message

Those who didn't vote in 2015 election are the largest and most powerful group on the Isle of Wight - If they register, then vote. If that's you, here's how to flex that power - Just do it before midnight!

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 6:17pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Fracking campaigners express ‘outrage’ at Conservative Party manifesto

frack free campaigners

Frack Free Isle of Wight are calling on every Conservative Party member, supporter, donor, Councillor, MP, prospective MP and voter to demand Theresa May rescind the proposed planning policy for non-fracking wells with immediate effect.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 10:04am

By Sylvia Knight with 4 readers' comments

‘Conservatives score massive own goal as they punish pensioners’ say Labour

monopoly and cash

The announcement that if Conservatives are voted back into government, pensioners will need to surrender the value of those homes to meet care costs could well have sent shock waves through the retired population of the Isle of Wight today.

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 9:00pm

By Jim Moody with 37 readers' comments

Number of Isle of Wight claimants with ‘out of work benefits’ falls

Job Centre sign:

The number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits is slightly less than the UK average.

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 3:19pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight LibDems: More cash for NHS, legalisation of Cannabis, triple-locked pension

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The legalisation of Cannabis, a discounted bus pass for 16-21 year olds, protection of the Triple-locked pension and more funding for the Isle of Wight NHS are just some of the election promises made by the Liberal Democrats today.

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 7:18am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour candidate pledges to protect health care

save the nhs

If elected as Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight, Julian Critchley will vote to protect and properly fund the National Health and Social Care Services.

Tuesday, 16th May, 2017 5:17pm

By Jim Moody

Save Our NHS campaign group call public meeting

Waiting to set off on march

A public meeting has been organised for Friday 26th May to discuss the campaign to help protect the Isle of Wight's health services from further cuts.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 4:01pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Green Party launch education manifesto plans on Isle of Wight (updated)

vix lowthion green education launch outside SBA

Green Party pledges to scrap SATs and ditch academies and promises to plug £7billion funding gap facing education. Vix Lowthion says, “We need to put the enjoyment, creativity, and inspiration back into school.”

Monday, 15th May, 2017 7:15am

By Mike Shipley with 6 readers' comments

Islanders take action to get others to register to vote

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The efforts of a few individuals to ensure as many people on the Isle of Wight as possible are registered to vote is to be commended. Read on to find out more.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

General Election 2017: Here are the candidates who want to be Isle of Wight MP

polling station

The names of all those standing in the 2017 General Election has been confirmed by the Isle of Wight council. Voters will go to the polls on Thursday 8th June.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 4:30pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments