Isle of Wight council 2021 election: Candidates named (updated)

Find out who is standing to be an Isle of Wight councillor in your ward

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The Isle of Wight council have this afternoon (Friday) announced details of candidates in the upcoming Isle of Wight council elections.

The election takes place on Thursday 6th May and following changes by the Boundary Commission, there are now only 39 wards, some of which see significant boundary changes (see here).

Most and least contested
Ventnor and St Lawrence is the most contested ward, with six candidates, followed by Newport West and Ryde South East, which each have five candidates.

There are six wards with only two candidates standing. They include the council leader, Dave Stewart’s ward of Chale Niton and Shorwell plus; Bembridge, Cowes North (Chairman of Scrutiny Richard Hollis and Chair of Island Labour, Richard Quigley), Freshwater North and Yarmouth, Freshwater South (current Chairman of the IWC George Cameron and Cllr John Medland) and Pan and Barton (four-term councillor Geoff Brodie).

The candidates
Details for each of the 39 wards can be found in the document below. You can search for wards or candidates, or sort by clicking on the arrows at the top of each column.

WardCandidate nameParty (if any)
BembridgeROBERTSON
Joe
Conservative
BembridgeSTEANE
Alasdair Gareth
Our Island
Binstead and FishbourneCOOKE
Simon
-
Binstead and FishbourneDORE
Ian
Independent
Binstead and FishbourneHOPPER
Ed
Conservative
Brading and St HelensBACON
Jonathan Francis
Our Island
Brading and St HelensBUGGIE
Alexander
Labour
Brading and St HelensGRANEY
John Henry
Lib Dem
Brading and St HelensTYNDALL
Brian
Conservative
Brighstone, Calbourne and ShalfleetALLDRED
Doug
Green Party
Brighstone, Calbourne and ShalfleetHASTINGS
Steve
Conservative
Brighstone, Calbourne and ShalfleetSTUART
Nick
Lib Dem
Carisbrooke and GunvilleBIRD
Verity Scott
Labour
Carisbrooke and GunvilleHASTINGS
Bev
Conservative
Carisbrooke and GunvilleLEVER
Joe
Green Party
Central RuralELLIS
Suzie
Conservative
Central RuralHILL
Richard Andrew
Labour
Central RuralLAURSEN
Julia Ann
Green Party
Chale, Niton and ShorwellCRITCHISON
Claire Leah
Green Party
Chale, Niton and ShorwellSTEWART
Dave
Conservative
Cowes MedinaBATES
Alan Derek
Labour
Cowes MedinaBICKET
Oscar
Conservative
Cowes MedinaPEACEY WILCOX
Lora
Independent
Cowes NorthHOLLIS
Richard
Conservative
Cowes NorthQUIGLEY
Richard Michael
Labour
Cowes South and NorthwoodATTFIELD
Philip Charles
Labour
Cowes South and NorthwoodBURGESS
Steph
Lib Dem
Cowes South and NorthwoodNICHOLSON
John
Conservative
Cowes South and NorthwoodSTUBBINGS
Nathan
Green Party
Cowes West and GurnardFULLER
Paul Andrew
Independent
Cowes West and GurnardJEFFREYS
Tim
Conservative
Cowes West and GurnardPOINTING
Josh
Labour
East CowesLOVE
Karl
Independent
East CowesPACKHAM
Bob
Lib Dem
East CowesRANN
Jane
Conservative
East CowesTROLLOPE
Lorna
Labour
Fairlee and WhippinghamPACKHAM
Patricia
Lib Dem
Fairlee and WhippinghamPRICE
Matthew
Conservative
Fairlee and WhippinghamSMITH
Michael
Green Party
Freshwater North and YarmouthJAMES
Daniel Howard
Green Party
Freshwater North and YarmouthSPINK
Peter
Conservative
Freshwater SouthCAMERON
George
Conservative
Freshwater SouthMEDLAND
John
Independent
Haylands and SwanmoreCHURCHMAN
Vanessa
Conservative
Haylands and SwanmoreKIRKBY
Les
-
Haylands and SwanmoreLYONS
Sue
Labour
Haylands and SwanmoreROSS
Malcolm
Lib Dem
Lake NorthCLARKE
Gary Anthony
Labour
Lake NorthOUTLAW
Tig
Conservative
Lake NorthWHITTAKER
Adrian Charles
Island Independent Network
Lake NorthWILSON
Paul Alfred Thomas
Green Party
Lake SouthBARRY
Patrick
Green Party
Lake SouthBRADING
Paul
Conservative
Lake SouthMCCARTHY-FRY
Sarah Louise
Labour
Lake SouthPITCHER
Linda Pauline
Vectis Party
Mountjoy and ShideHUNTER
Alan
Labour
Mountjoy and ShideOLIVER
Martin
Conservative
Mountjoy and ShideSMART
Shirley Amy
-
Mountjoy and ShideTURGUT
Fred
-
Nettlestone and SeaviewADAMS
David James
Independent
Nettlestone and SeaviewREES
Mark
Labour
Nettlestone and SeaviewWARD
Michael
Conservative
Newchurch, Havenstreet and AsheyBEACH
Anna Maria
Labour
Newchurch, Havenstreet and AsheyMOSDELL
Clare
Conservative
Newchurch, Havenstreet and AsheyREYNOLDS
Stephen Charles
Independent
Newchurch, Havenstreet and AsheyRIDGLEY
Martyn James
Green Party
Newport CentralAMBROSINI
Matthew
Conservative
Newport CentralHAYTACK
Simon Peter
Labour
Newport CentralJONES-EVANS
Julie Marie
Independent
Newport CentralRUSHBROOK
Stephen James
Green Party
Newport WestBLEZZARD
Bob
Lib Dem
Newport WestBUNDELL
Jaimie Elizabeth
Louise
Green Party
Newport WestCOLLINS
Bill
Trade Unionist and Socialist
Coalition
Newport WestQUIGLEY
Brian Patrick
Labour
Newport WestREDRUP
Ray
Conservative
OsborneBURRIDGE
Julie Ann
Lib Dem
OsborneHENDRY
Stephen
Conservative
OsbornePALER MichaelIndependent
OsbornePALIN
Cameron
Green Party
Pan and BartonBRODIE
Geoff
Independent
Pan and BartonFLEET
Danielle
Conservative
Parkhurst and HunnyhillFALLICK
Hollie
Green Party
Parkhurst and HunnyhillGARRATT
Andrew Charles
William
Lib Dem
Parkhurst and HunnyhillHUNTER
Pauline
Labour
Parkhurst and HunnyhillLOCK
Cara
Conservative
Ryde Appley and ElmfieldFINNEY
Tiarnan
Conservative
Ryde Appley and ElmfieldHAMPTON
Paul Anthony
Green Party
Ryde Appley and ElmfieldLILLEY
Michael
-
Ryde MonktonmeadCHAPMAN
Charles
Independent
Ryde MonktonmeadLUCIONI
Karen Theresa
Island Independent Network
Ryde MonktonmeadLYONS
Mick
Labour
Ryde MonktonmeadWRIGHT
Rhys
Conservative
Ryde North WestJORDAN
Phil
-
Ryde North WestSALMON
Michael Barry
Green Party
Ryde North WestSHERIDAN
Steven
Conservative
Ryde North WestTRUCKEL
Phil
Labour
Ryde South EastBROTHERS
Emily Andrea Melanie
Labour
Ryde South EastDREW
Warren
Conservative
Ryde South EastHIGGINS
Jessica
Island Independent Network
Ryde South EastMIKICH
Tracy Ann
Lib Dem
Ryde South EastTHOMAS
Natalie Jane
Green Party
Ryde WestDOUBLE
Steve
Labour
Ryde WestLAMBERT
Mike
Independent
Ryde WestSTEPHENS
Ian Rodney
Island Independent Network
Ryde WestTEMEL
Lou
Conservative
Sandown NorthANDRE
Debbie
Independent
Sandown NorthCHEETHAM
Clive James
Labour
Sandown NorthFLETCHER
Ian
Conservative
Sandown NorthPARKES
Stephen John
Independent
Sandown SouthEVANS
Pauline Ann
Our Island
Sandown SouthHICKS
Jenny
Island Independent Network
Sandown SouthTHOMPSON
Robert Michael
Labour
Sandown SouthVOLLER
Mark
Lib Dem
Sandown SouthWARD
Ian
Conservative
Shanklin CentralBESTON
Michael
Conservative
Shanklin CentralCRAWLEY
Kenneth Robert
Labour
Shanklin CentralMAY
Robert
Independent
Shanklin CentralMOORSE
David Frank
Green Party
Shanklin SouthHAILSTON
Mike
Our Island
Shanklin SouthLLOYD
Christopher Thomas
Labour
Shanklin SouthQUIRK
Chris
Conservative
Totland and ColwellBRYAN
Carol
Conservative
Totland and ColwellHANCOCK
Billy Lawrence
Labour
Totland and ColwellJARMAN
Chris
Independent
Totland and ColwellLOCKE
Michael John
Lib Dem
Ventnor and St LawrenceCOOPER
Steve
Labour
Ventnor and St LawrenceGODDEN
Martin James
Freedom Alliance
Ventnor and St LawrenceJEFFERIES
Mark
Island Independent Network
Ventnor and St LawrencePEACE
Gary
Conservative
Ventnor and St LawrencePERKS
Graham James Mark
Vectis Party
Ventnor and St LawrenceWARREN
Phil
Our Island
Wootton BridgeABRAHAM
Barry
Conservative
Wootton BridgeBETTS
Susan
Green Party
Wootton BridgePITCHER
Daryll James
Vectis Party
Wootton BridgeWARD
John Adrian
-
Wroxall, Lowtherville and BonchurchDOWNER
Rodney David
Independent
Wroxall, Lowtherville and BonchurchTRACEY
Justin Eamonn
Labour
Wroxall, Lowtherville and BonchurchWATLING
Colm
Conservative

The official Statement of Persons Nominated can be found below.

Article edit
2.30pm 9th Apr 2021 – Table of candidates added

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9 Comments on "Isle of Wight council 2021 election: Candidates named (updated)"

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VentnorLad
Pale, Male & Stale. That’s the worrying summary of the candidates for Ventnor & St Lawrence. A local publican who already sits as an Independent, but has previously been elected for both UKIP and Conservatives in his bizarre political history but is now standing for the Vectis Party (a Pitcher led retirement home for ex-Kippers). I wonder if this level of indecision is a record? Another Tory… Read more »
Vix Lowthion

A few seats which definitely buck that trend – check out Ryde South East, Parkhurst and Hunnyhill, and Carisbrooke and Gunville. Some areas of the Island seem less stale than others it seems…

VentnorLad

Sorry Vix, that’s of no great comfort for those of us in Ventnor & St Lawrence as we try to work out which is the least bad candidate.
A little like trying to decide which variant of Coronavirus you’d like to fall ill with.

Angela Hewitt
Women have too much else to do, mother, home maker mostly cleaning, carer, for both maternal and often paternal parents and grand children and husband, worrier about everyone’s health and well being, doctors appointments, hospital appointments, dental appointments, shopping for food as well as clothes for the family, gardening, cooking, go to work. Of course they could give up their careers and stay at home but would… Read more »
VentnorLad

I’m genuinely shocked to read this Angela!
If a man had made this comment, it would quite rightly have been roundly condemned as misogynistic claptrap.
It’s 2021. Not 1921.

alisonjane
There will be nearly 100 disappointed candidates come May 7th. The Vectis Party have just 3 candidates, a little bit different from their press release August 2029; Another newly-formed political party, The Vectis Party, says it will stand candidates in all council election wards, after they detected an “appetite for something different in politics on the Island.” 39 Conservative candidates. 28 Labour candidates. 19 Green candidates. 17… Read more »
Geoff Brodie
Checking through the 138 candidates: There are less than in 2017 (156) and less women (34 as opposed to 47) – or 25% against 30%. The Labour party have fallen from top for women to fifth (40% to 25%), with the Island Independent Network now top on 50%. The Tories remain a party largely for men. 31 sitting councillors seeking a return and 5 former members also… Read more »
Vix Lowthion

Good set of stats there, Geoff. So disappointing that the number of women who feel that they can put themselves forward has dropped so far. We have a long way to go to get a 50:50 council on that score that’s for sure.

alisonjane

That should say August 2020……. Fat fingers!