Andrew Turner chaired (half) the Trump debate in Parliament

Andrew Turner chairing Trump debate

Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner chaired the second half of the debate about the 1.8m+ strong petition calling for the State Visit of President Trump to be downgraded yesterday. You can watch the debate again through Parliament TV.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 1:30pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

STP: Social Care should be an ‘urgent priority’

Ambulance coming off the ferry

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight could see some health services moving away from St Mary's.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 11:11am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Gov figures show Rates revaluation will see extra £1m paid by Isle of Wight businesses (updated)

Monopoly houses and coins by Images of Money:

80% of areas in the country will see a decrease (or no change) to their Business Rates following the Government's revaluation. Official figures seen by OnTheWight show Isle of Wight businesses can expect an increase.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Out of work benefit claims on the Isle of Wight for January 2017

job centre plus

There was a rise from the previous month, but a drop from the same time the previous year.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 9:46am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Labour call for better deal for private sector tenants

rental market

The Isle of Wight Labour Party says the Government is letting down private sector tenants and needs to do more to ensure a better deal for families renting in the private sector.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 12:29pm

By Ed Gouge with 20 readers' comments

Planning reforms aimed at boosting rural productivity welcomed


Landowners have welcomed a commitment to support rural economic growth as part of the Rural Planning Review.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 10:13am

By Helen Symes

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats to put ‘English Isles Policy’ to National Party Working Group

Isle of Wight

One of the items being proposed as part of the new policy includes a comprehensive feasibility study into a fixed-link for the Isle of Wight being taken place.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 2:53pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 11 readers' comments

Government announces ‘plan to build the homes Britain needs’

Lego bricks

The Gov announce measures to "reduce the obstacles to house building and help local authorities, developers and SME builders build the homes Britain needs".

Saturday, 11th February, 2017 8:32am

By Daniel Fryd with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Trades Union Council offer solution to NHS bed blocking crisis

nhs crisis

Isle of Wight Trades Union Council share their view on how to tackle the bed blocking crisis within the NHS, particularly at St Mary's on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 4:42pm

By Isle of Wight Trades Union Council with 60 readers' comments

When will MP secure a ‘sweetheart deal’ for the Island? asks Labour cllr

Geoff Lumley

Cllr Lumley says "You can only admire MPs who deliver for their constituents when their party is in power. Sadly after the same seven years of Tory gov, our MP can’t seem to master that trick."

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 6:53am

By Geoff Lumley with 15 readers' comments

Conservative alliance budget proposal sees cuts, service reductions and increased prices

axe in hand

A 4.99% rise in council tax, cuts to Personal Budgets for those with learning disabilities, youth provision budget slashed in half and reduced opening hours at the recycling centres are just some of the proposals in the Conservative-Alliance budget being debated later this month. Here's the detail.

Friday, 3rd February, 2017 3:09pm

By Sally Perry with 53 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP says he was ‘proud to vote’ on Brexit Bill

Andrew Turner - PMQs - IWC finance - 3 Feb 2016

He voted against membership of the Common Market in 1975 as a member of the public and last night as the Isle of Wight MP supported the decision to Leave the European Union.

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 9:46am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 11 readers' comments