Isle of Wight Politics

School funding is not ‘a bit tight’ it’s in crisis says NEU’s Isle of Wight officer

School classroom :

Bob Seely welcomes the funding and says he'll be arguing for an increase in the Island’s SEN budget, but Peter Shreeve from the NEU says a whole generation of children are missing out on a proper education

Monday, 14th October, 2019 5:48pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Potential electoral alliances could be formed, following Green Party Conference vote

Vix Lowthion meets Andrew Bentley of Isle of Man Green Party

At the Green party Conference last weekend, members voted overwhelmingly to support entering discussions with other parties to form potential electoral alliances

Monday, 7th October, 2019 11:44am

By Vix Lowthion with 25 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP appears on Newsnight talking about China

bob seely on newsnight with emily mailtlis

During 17th week of pro-democracy protests Bob Seely appeared on Newsnight to share his views in 'one country, two systems' debate.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 11:49am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Listen: Conservative Isle of Wight councillor challenged on her Brexit views on LBC phone-in

vanessa churchman

Cllr Vanessa Churchman phoned into LBC to give her two reasons why she wanted to leave the EU. Brexit-sceptic LBC presenter James O’Brien challenged her.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 9:45pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP’s (very detailed) views on the Supreme Court’s decision that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully on Prorogation

Bob seely on laptop

Prior to Parliament returning last week, OnTheWight asked the MP four questions about the Supreme Court decision. Here is his very detailed reply.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 5:05pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Island Deal is on its way says the Prime Minister: But what does that mean? (updated)

bob seely in parliament

It's good to hear the Prime Minister has said the Isle of Wight council will be given the Island Deal - the £6.4m extra it costs them to provide services because we are on an Island. Will it finally put them on a par with other local authorities?

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 12:23pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Bob Seely should be calling out and rejecting this politics of hate and division

vix lowthion and bob seely

Vix Lowthion says the Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, must call out and overwhelmingly reject the politics of hate, division and stoking up of emotions against each other, "Instead of arrogance and anger, we need humility and hope".

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 11:13am

By Vix Lowthion with 31 readers' comments

Isle of Wight politicians respond to Supreme Court prorogation decision

houses of parliament

As well as asking Isle of Wight MP his views on the Supreme Court ruling today, OnTheWight asked Isle of Wight politicians their views.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 6:12pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Will Bob Seely answer these questions about proroguing Parliament this time?

Boris and Leo Johnson

OnTheWight has asked Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely these four questions about today’s Supreme Court ruling on proroguing Parliament. Here’s the background on what’s he’s failed to answer before.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 1:25pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Labour Conference passes Isle of Wight Labour motion to reform schools

Colleeen Brannon and Angela Rayner

Island Labour had a hand in drafting a motion on fundamental reform of schools that was passed at the National Conference in Brighton.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 11:56am

By Julian Critchley with 12 readers' comments

Here are some of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for the Isle of Wight

Polling station :

If an early election is called, here are some of the people who have been selected as Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 5:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

IW council leader says housing target needs reducing

building site

The Isle of Wight council leader says they have to be careful how they approach it, but asked all councillors to help the authority build its case.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 12:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments