At last night’s Isle of Wight Full Council meeting, Island Independent councillor Ian Stephens stepped down from the role of leader. He has been leader of the council for almost two years, since being re-elected back in May 2013.
OnTheWight has been informed Ian Stephens will today announce his candidature for the 2015 General Election.
Back in April 2014, the Association of Island Independents announced Wendy Cook as their candidate for the General Election. She stood down a week later after severe criticism from Islanders over drink driving charges.
Current incumbent surrounded by scandal
The current MP for the Isle of Wight and nominated 2015 candidate for the Conservatives, Andrew Turner, faces a motion of no confidence at a meeting of the Conservative Association Executive this Friday.
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