Isle of Wight MP selected in 2019 General Election result

Islanders spent the day voting and counters have spent the evening sorting through the ballot papers. The Isle of Wight High Sheriff has announced the next MP for the Island

Wide shot of the hall

The 2019 General Election count on the Isle of Wight has been completed and the High Sheriff for the Isle of Wight, Geoff Underwood, has announced the number of votes for each candidate.

The turnout was 66.09 per cent with 74,691 ballot papers.

The results were:

Bob Seely got 56.8 per cent of the vote with an increase of 3,660 votes.

Labour were up 957, with 24.54 percent of the vote.

Green Party dropped 1,577 votes from the last election.

Friday, 13th December, 2019 4:00am

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30 Comments on "Isle of Wight MP selected in 2019 General Election result"

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Angela Hewitt

From now on when someone moans to me about what is happening on the Isle of Wight and its services I will retort, “that is what Island residents voted for” that includes those that didn’t vote.

doughnut
With the Island as the largest by population constituancy in the UK and just over 113,000 people registered to vote it shows the level of disengagement with politics on the Island, just over 39,000 people did not bother to turn out and exercise their right to select who represents them in Parliament. Given it’s such an important time with huge changes about to happen all parties need… Read more »
doughnut

To put it in context that’s like NOBODY in the constituency of Arfon turning out to vote, so an entire MP’s worth on the Island didn’t turn out.

davimel

In upper Ventnor my wife had to queue for 5 minutes because of the long line waiting to vote.. Apathy in one place, interest in another.. who’d a thunk it eh?

Spartacus

Politics in this country is in complete disarray

Ian Young
If members of the Labour party decide to elect as leader a man they knew full well would never win a General Election then it should come as no surprise when the inevitable eventually happens. They may pretend not to have noticed that for almost 3 years the leader has had a popularity rating of -60%. They may also not have noticed that despite austerity and an… Read more »
davimel
Here we go again… “we’re doomed I tell ya…DOOMED”… IF labour had put a credible alternative, AND supported democracy, they would have cleaned up both here AND on the big island… If these results haven’t taught folk the dangers of ignoring 17 million voters, and thinking that they know better… ‘just because’ (which we have been bombarded with for two years now), then there is no hope!… Read more »
chris1

Excellent result, why the increased majority because he is listening to the Island and he works very hard. Why can’t we give credit where it is due. Next job, Island Deal and that will help everyone, everyone.

Tim

Crikey, do you really believe that?

Spartacus

You must be a relative or stark raving bonkers

doughnut

Increased result is because the Island was a strong Brexit vote nothing to do with Bob Seely listening, but even if he is listening it hasn’t translated into ‘doing’ for the last 2 years. Unless of course you count a couple of ‘stern’ letters to the ferry companies…well that worked…

tr2015

how about the fact that he was instrumental in saving those hundreds of jobs in Venture quays. you must have seen the report of him taking Boris there and impressing him with the excellent work they do. or is that an inconvenient fact in your whingeing.

Alternative Perspective

…and the chaos now REALLY begins.

Spartacus

You’ve seen nothing yet

doughnut
What Boris did next, sounds like a book title! What Boris is doing next is going up north to thank all the consituencies that voted Tory and put him in No.10. Any investment in infrastructure and communities will go up there, and it’s not that they don’t deserve it as they have been ignored for too long too. But we are a safe seat so we will… Read more »
temperance

Thank god..good sense prevailed..and the silent majority won over the screaming lefties..

Spartacus

You clearly support austerity, food banks, privatisation, zero hour contracts, soldiers who fought for this country, are homeless and hungry, and a capitalist economy that looks after the few and not the many. I am so proud to be a Socialist. The fight continues.

temperance

yes

Tim

Congratulations to the ferry companies on your outstanding success in the general election. May we presume that you are safe from your conduct being referred to the CMA for another 5 years?

middling

How on earth could Seely *increase* his majority? It truly boggles the mind that people here would prefer this odious creature over the chance for a better future for their children.

I’m so done with the people of the Isle of Wight, they’re so small-minded. If you think the Island has suffered under austerity and Tory rule you aint seen nothing yet.

Mason Watch

It’s called democracy old chap. If you don’t like it then find a constituency where a Corybn drone was elected and toddle off there

middling
While I don’t disagree with many of Labours proposals Corbyn himself is a weak and ineffectual leader who should have been replaced ages ago. The constituency I look at enviously is Brighton Pavilion who have just re-elected the wonderful Caroline Lucas, a truly progressive MP who is articulate, compassionate and offers hope for a better future. We could have had that here but, sadly, the Island doesn’t… Read more »
Tim
In all fairness the third placed Greens on the island merely act as a vote spoiler for second placed Labour, after 2 GEs you’d think that would sink in but it probably doesn’t get past someone’s enormous ego? As for Caroline Lucas she’s still clocking up the airmiles, but of course that doesn’t pollute and mess up the earth’s eco-systems if its done in a good cause,… Read more »
Spartacus

You must be a middle class Tory

Spartacus

Just demonstrates the awful state of British politics a sad day for Labour and the majority. Just wait and see what the educated idiot Johnson does next

Tim

Gets us out of the EU I expect. If Labour had respected the majority view expressed in the 2016 referendum they may have done better at the General Election.

Geoff Brodie

Precisely

Spartacus

Don’t believe it it’s all fabrication

tr2015

its not rocket science is it? lesson for Labour – treat the public like idiots and they wont vote for you.

Spartacus

Take the blinkers off it will be Thatcherism all over again, what an evil woman she was.