MP putting Isle of Wight’s case for multi £millions to Ministers next week (Updated)

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, will put the Island’s case to ministers next week during a debate in Westminster Hall on local government funding on the Isle of Wight.

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Earlier today, OnTheWight got in touch with Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely, to see whether he would support Cllr Lilley’s motion – which is going before full council next week – to have the Island’s unique status legally recognised.

Bob got back to us this evening. He doesn’t explicitly say whether he’ll support the motion, but does say,

“Next Tuesday I have a debate in Westminster Hall (the second Parliamentary chamber) on local government funding on the Isle of Wight.”

He went on to say,

“I’ll be making the case for the £6.5 million.”

Parliamentary debate
Bob’s latest Vlog (a video blog) – the first of 2018 – reveals further detail. Bob explains that he’s called a debate in Parliament, “on the Isle of Wight and local government funding”. It’ll take place next Tuesday (16th January).

In the 30 minute debate, Bob gets to make a case for the Isle of Wight and a minister will respond.

Important issues for the Island
Bob says it’s important for him to “really start informing government about issues that are important for the Island”.

He goes on to say that on the same day he has a question to the chancellor, asking about employment and wealth creation on the Island.

Article edit
7.49pm: Comment about £6.5m added

Image: © Bob Seely

Thursday, 11th January, 2018 7:33pm

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holdmyheadinmyhands

He won’t get it

davimel

Just another excersise in hot air production and to ‘Big Up’ the tories for all their hard work to date! Blah Blah Blah, it will turn into a ‘no money tree (unless you’re the DUP)’ followed by ‘We have already invested loads of cash into small Island economies, (except the IoW) so thanks for the input, now go away!’Been here before, got the bl**dy T-shirt…

holdmyheadinmyhands

Other council leaders have done the same thing and been told A we are not recognised as an island and B there is no more money in the purse

Tim

The island needs enhanced public funding to bring living standards here up to the levels seen on the nearby mainland.
If we were a Conservative/Labour marginal constituency it would greatly enhance the prospects of such funds being delivered.

Geoff Brodie

‘Bob says it’s important for him to “really start informing government about issues that are important for the Island”’. So what was his Tory predecessor, Mr Turner, doing beforehand ? Not really informing government ? Its all Tory hogwash……

Caconym
Turner actually did put the IW case to parliament several times. He was ignored on every occasion. There’s absolutely no reason to believe this will turn out any differently. What will happen is that the “minister” (probably junior) will thank him for his contribution, utter some worthless platitudes about how the Government is spending this and supporting that. Seely will then publish another one of his irritatingly… Read more »