Joe Davies resigns as Isle of Wight Member of Youth Parliament

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Although resigning from his role as member of Youth Parliament, Joe says he'll continue to fight for the rights of young people on the Isle of Wight as he heads off to Oxford University to read History and Politics.

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 1:52pm

By Sally Perry

MP calls for Government investment commitment for Island Line

Islandline at Ryde

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, has asked the Transport Secretary to provide reassurance the Government remains committed to supporting long-overdue improvements on Island Line.

Friday, 14th September, 2018 2:54pm

By The Office of Bob Seely

Government responds to Isle of Wight petition calling for regulated ferry fares

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Over 17,500 people have so far signed the petition calling on the Government to regulate ferry fares in the UK. The Government have responded. Read it here.

Thursday, 13th September, 2018 8:18am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Changes to how the Isle of Wight votes in National elections has just received its Final recommendation


The way the Isle of Wight votes in national elections will undergo a major change if this morning's Final recommendations by the Boundary Commission are accepted. Each proposal has seen changes.

Monday, 10th September, 2018 2:04pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight electorate react to Bob Seely MP’s ‘tosser’ outburst

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Late last night, Bob Seely used his official Isle of Wight MP Twitter account to call someone a 'Tosser'. Islanders have reacted.

Saturday, 8th September, 2018 1:14pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

New ward boundaries a ‘total dog’s breakfast’ says parish council chairman

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Cllr Steve Cowley believes there "has been no geographic, or historical or community plan in the way it has been done", adding that, "It’s been done purely on numbers".

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 10:44am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

MP Seely labeled ‘Audacious to the point of extreme chutzpah’

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The Isle of Wight MP attempted to bring in one of his favourite subjects - Russia - into a discussion about war crimes in Myanmar. The Speaker's reaction was ... interesting.

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 6:56pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Government proposal to reduce number of Isle of Wight councillors

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The 10-week public consultation on the recommendations begins today and will end on 12 November 2018. It's open to anyone who wants to have their say on the proposed division boundaries and division names across Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 4th September, 2018 7:00am

By Marcus Bowell with 2 readers' comments

‘I think Bob (Seely) considers Islanders to be mugs’, says Chair of Island Labour

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After MP Bob Seely asked the Government whether they would consider a buy-out of an Isle of Wight ferry company, the Chair of Isle of Wight Labour says he's, "starting to think Bob considers Islanders to be mugs".

Friday, 24th August, 2018 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

MP Bob Seely asks Government if they’d Nationalise an Isle of Wight Ferry company

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Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely, has sent seven questions to the Transport Minister about Isle of Wight ferries, including if they'd support renationalising one of the services.

Friday, 24th August, 2018 12:43pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 17 readers' comments

Petition to regulate Isle of Wight ferry fares gathers pace

ferry wash

The petition which will run for six months, has attracted over 2,500 signatures in two days. It calls on the government to step in an regulate ferry fares.

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018 6:39pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight bucking national trend with slight rise in those claiming out of work benefits

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There was a small unexpected rise in the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits in July.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 7:03am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments