Isle of Wight Politics

Green Party high profile visit boosts membership

caroline and vix at brook

Green MP and Green Party co-leader visits Isle of Wight, Caroline Lucas, made a visit to the Isle of Wight last weekend.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 7:00am

By Vix Lowthion with 26 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats to put ‘English Isles Policy’ to National Party Working Group

Isle of Wight

One of the items being proposed as part of the new policy includes a comprehensive feasibility study into a fixed-link for the Isle of Wight being taken place.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 2:53pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 11 readers' comments

IW Lib Dems reveal key priorities for 2017 council elections

Nick Belfitt holding lib dem banner

The Isle of Wight Liberal Democrat party have set out their six priorities for the upcoming local elections.

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 11:53am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 25 readers' comments

Isle of Wight UKIP in ‘special measures’ and AGM banned

UKIP Scrabble

The Isle of Wight UKIP branch committee has been dissolved and now the Regional Branch organiser has refused to allow an AGM to take place. Iain McKie declares it an “affront to democracy”.

Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 2:45pm

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments

Vix Lowthion re-selected as Isle of Wight Green Party Parliamentary Candidate

Vix Lowthion

Vix Lowthion has been reselected to challenge Andrew Turner for the Isle of Wight constituency in the next General Election.

Monday, 5th December, 2016 10:23am

By Vix Lowthion with 56 readers' comments

Islanders support petition against NHS underfunding and understaffing

Signing a petition

Isle of Wight residents queued up on Saturday to sign the Labour Party petition against underfunding and understaffing of the NHS by the Conservative Government.

Monday, 28th November, 2016 8:42am

By Jim Moody with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservatives discuss agenda for jobs and prosperity

iow andrew turner mp and dairy farmer richard fisk

The Isle of Wight Conservative team, lead by Cllr Dave Stewart, met with 25 business leaders ten days ago to explore ideas for creating jobs and building on what the Island has to offer.

Monday, 28th November, 2016 8:21am

By Cllr Bob Seely with 31 readers' comments

Isle of Wight UKIP councillor named in Euro funds ‘misspending’ report (Updated)

Daryll Pitcher

Report alleges Isle of Wight UKIP councillor paid 21,000 Euros for three months consultancy - breaching European rules. UKIP says 'goalposts moved'.

Thursday, 17th November, 2016 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

23 year old becomes chair of Isle of Wight Lib Dems

Nicholas Belfitt Vice-chair campaigning in Ryde

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats say they are prepared to cause an upset in 2017 council elections after electing one of their youngest chairs.

Wednesday, 16th November, 2016 6:56am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 7 readers' comments

Bob Seely ‘interested in standing’ as Isle of Wight MP

Bob Seely and Parliament

Isle of Wight councillor, Bob Seely, reveals through OnTheWight that he would be interested in standing for the MP role – with caveats. He's run before, in Nottinghamshire and got close.

Wednesday, 19th October, 2016 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Boundary review: Public hearings planned over next two months

boundary review map

OnTheWight are waiting to hear back from the Boundary Commission as to whether there will be an Isle of Wight hearing. Failing that, Portsmouth is the closest.

Wednesday, 12th October, 2016 1:34pm

By Boundary Commission for England with one comment

Isle of Wight Labour Party to oppose a grammar school on the Island


The Isle of Wight Labour party say that as the Government switches funds to set up new grammar schools, as has happened before, those who don't make it through the selection process could end up with an inferior education.

Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 5:13pm

By Ed Gouge with 38 readers' comments