Island Conservatives announce 40 candidates for local election

Island Conservatives announce their candidates standing in the 2013 local elections.

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The Island Conservatives have today (22 March) announced they have a “full set of candidates for the May 2013 local elections to the Isle of Wight Council”.

The 40 candidates include 17 current councillors and 23 new candidates.

The announcement on the Island Conservatives Website states, “Conservative councillors have a strong track record of listening to the concerns of local residents, rolling their sleeves up and getting things done. Many are involved in local initiatives and parish council activity, as well as serving on school governing bodies and other local organisations. The group of Conservative councillors work together as a team to make the right decisions for the Island’s future, and give the local authority a clear direction.”

Candidates
Arreton & Newchurch: Erica Oulton
Binstead & Fishbourne: Sylvia Sillar
Brading, St Helens & Bembridge: Mary Collis & Geoff Giles
Carisbrooke: Cllr John Hobart
Central Wight: Bob Seely (replacing Cllr Peter Bingham)
Chale, Niton & Whitwell: Cllr Dave Stewart
Cowes Medina: David Walters (replacing Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox)
Cowes North: Paul Bertie (replacing Cllr George Brown)
Cowes South & Northwood: John Nicholson (replacing Cllr Roger Mazillius)
Cowes West & Gurnard: Mark McNeill
East Cowes: Cllr Margaret Webster
Freshwater North: David Eccles (replacing Cllr Andy Sutton)
Freshwater South: Cllr George Cameron
Godshill & Wroxall: Nick John
Havenstreet, Ashey & Haylands: Conrad Gauntlett
Lake North: Cllr Gerry White
Lake South: Ray Bloomfield (replacing Cllr Tim Hunter-Henderson)
Nettlestone & Seaview: Diana Tuson
Newport Central: Cllr Julie Jones-Evans
Newport East: Bill Wyatt-Millington
Newport North: Matthew Price (replacing Cllr Dawn Cousins)
Newport South: Cllr Roger Dixcey
Newport West: Chris Whitehouse
Parkhurst: Cllr Richard Hollis
Ryde East: Gary Taylor
Ryde North East: Cllr Wayne Whittle
Ryde North West: Cllr Arthur Taylor
Ryde South: Roi Milburn (replacing Cllr Gary Taylor)
Ryde West: Philip Warren
Sandown North: Raj Patel
Sandown South: Cllr Ian Ward
Shanklin Central: Cllr David Williams
Shanklin South: Cllr David Pugh
Totland: Carol Bryan
Ventnor East: Tony Marvin
Ventnor West: Cllr Susan Scoccia
West Wight: Cllr Stuart Hutchinson
Whippingham & Osborne: Stephen Hendry (replacing Cllr Edward Giles)
Wootton Bridge: Edward Giles (replacing Cllr Barry Abraham).

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Friday, 22nd March, 2013 10:58am

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16 Comments

  1. Simon Haytack


    22.Mar.2013 11:07am

    Interesting the choice for Newport East is the old Councillor for Chale, Niton & Whitwell, who resigned in 2010 due to work commitments.

    Also, why is Roger Dixcey standing for Newport South AND Parkhurst?!

  2. “Conservative councillors have a strong track record of listening to the concerns of local residents, rolling their sleeves up and getting things done. Many are involved in local initiatives and parish council activity, as well as serving on school governing bodies and other local organisations. The group of Conservative councillors work together as a team to make the right decisions for the Island’s future, and give the local authority a clear direction.”

    They certainly work together ‘as a team’ don’t they? We’ll find out if the public agrees about the right decisions on 2nd May.

  3. Pardon? ‘Listening to the concerns of local residents’. Someone is having a laugh.Typical Pugh arrogance. This will be the first year I will NOT be voting Conservative.

    Once again the out of touch Tories in Cowes select candidates with yachtie connections. What happened to grass roots candidates like Cllr Peacey-Wilcox? Perhaps she saw the light. Shame really because she was one of the hardest working Cllrs. I’m looking forward to voting Independent.

  4. danielclarke


    22.Mar.2013 12:01pm

    In the county press today, geoff lumley said there were over 20 candidates confirmed. Does anyone know about these, all i know is kevin barclay jay in sandown north.

  5. I had my local conservative councillor turn up on my door step a couple of days ago.

    I asked him about the PFI. He said to me the council failed to communicate exactly what it’s about. He said the PFI is not a loan but a gift from Westminster because they’ve seen the state of the roads over here on the Island. He also mentioned that we should have enough tidal power to supply the whole of the Island once it’s in place.

    I asked a few awkward questions (closing of libraries, public toilets, TICs etc) and then he left. This is the guy who is Chairman of the Regulatory Committee.

    • ‘PFI is a Gift from Westminster’
      You could not make this up, could you? Its more like a script from Dibley!!
      And Tidal Power comments from a standing a councillor makes you wonder if they have been asleep for 8 years or just drifting??

  6. Labour haven’t done themselves any favours, where have they been the last few years? They should have been out there raising their profile and cashing in on the discontent! I’m afraid they will spend a few more years in the wilderness yet. At least we have a few very good Independent candidates. Paul Fuller springs to mind. If people want change they have to vote for it, simple as that.

    • danielclarke


      22.Mar.2013 12:31pm

      I’m not a labour supporter but I expect they may pick up a couple of wards like Lake North and Ryde South where they have done quite well in past elections and by elections as well as holding Newport East.

  7. Why did it take so long for David Pugh to show his hand in the 2013 3l3ction?

    Note: 50% of the current Cabinet (i.e.)Delegated Decision makers are not standing.

  8. Mason Watch


    22.Mar.2013 12:25pm

    Arthur “trouser leg at half mast” Taylor? Ooooooo!
    Also Susan “that’s quite enough of that peasants” Scoccia…… Should be interesting. Next time a Tory appears on your doorstep say you’ll vote for them if they get rid of the boy Pugh

  9. Meursault


    22.Mar.2013 2:05pm

    A copy of my local Conservative candidate’s manifesto was popped through my door this week. On the generic side they list the following eight points they are planning to address:

    – Council Tax Frozen
    – Reducing Fuel Costs
    – Housing Priority for those seeking work
    – Getting Around the Island
    – Apprenticeships
    – Attracting Investment & Jobs
    – Solent Energy Centre
    – Promoting Tourism

    Which all sounds very interesting, but there seems to be some fundamental elements missing?

    – Addressing the failing school system
    – Addressing failing Council Services
    – No mention of PFI – how will they ensure it does not end up bankrupting the Island?
    – No mention of the mass sale of public assets – will this continue?
    – Addressing the decaying public infrastructure – particularly in and around the Island’s resort Towns
    – Future closures & losses of Council services (there are definitely more to come)
    – Addressing the top-heavy management structure of the local authority and the question over whether we will have a new CEO or not
    – Promoting true democracy and removing party-political block voting protocols

    The latter are what are of most concern for myself and if someone presented a plan to address these they would surely get my vote. Maybe these should form the basis of the Indy campaign?

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