Isle of Wight Politics

Isle of Wight Labour Party launch new branch

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Following a huge surge in membership locally the Isle of Wight Constituency Labour Party has formally launched a new branch.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 1:15pm

By Stewart Blackmore

MP Bob Seely forms Parliamentary group for UK Islands

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New Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, founds new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) to promote the interests of islands around the UK.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 6:58pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

Watch 38 Degrees Isle of Wight hustings video

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38 Degrees hosted a hustings last night at Bembridge Sailing Club. The event was streamed online and thousands of people tuned in from home. Watch it here to see how the candidates did.

Thursday, 1st June, 2017 12:50pm

By Luke Ilott with 6 readers' comments

Election hopefuls debate education at hustings

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Five of the six General Election hopefuls will be debating all things education on Thursday evening in Sandown. All are welcome, but arrive before 7pm if you wish to ask a question.

Wednesday, 31st May, 2017 11:18am

By Dominic Coughlin with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight General Election candidates to take part in Facebook Q&A

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Voters are being invited to pose questions to the prospective parliamentary candidates on Facebook on Sunday and take part in a live Q&A on Tuesday evening.

Friday, 26th May, 2017 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 78 readers' comments

If you didn’t vote at the last election, you could be one of the most powerful people on the Isle of Wight

'Didn't vote' holds Isle of Wight power with angled message

Those who didn't vote in 2015 election are the largest and most powerful group on the Isle of Wight - If they register, then vote. If that's you, here's how to flex that power - Just do it before midnight!

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 6:17pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green candidate launches the Green Guarantee Manifesto

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Vix Lowthion sets out the Isle of Wight Green Party's plans for their Green Guarantee, including Beacon status for the Island as a centre of renewable energy engineering.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 6:04pm

By Sally Perry with 46 readers' comments

Fracking campaigners express ‘outrage’ at Conservative Party manifesto

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Frack Free Isle of Wight are calling on every Conservative Party member, supporter, donor, Councillor, MP, prospective MP and voter to demand Theresa May rescind the proposed planning policy for non-fracking wells with immediate effect.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 10:04am

By Sylvia Knight with 4 readers' comments

LibDems: 3,000 IW pupils to be hit by Tory scrapping free school lunches

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The LibDems say that 3,000 Isle of Wight school kids will be hit by the Conservative manifesto pledge to cut currently-free school lunches, stating each child's family would need to find £480/year to pay for their lunches.

Friday, 19th May, 2017 10:37am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 5 readers' comments

‘Conservatives score massive own goal as they punish pensioners’ say Labour

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The announcement that if Conservatives are voted back into government, pensioners will need to surrender the value of those homes to meet care costs could well have sent shock waves through the retired population of the Isle of Wight today.

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 9:00pm

By Jim Moody with 37 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour candidate says manifesto is a ‘real game changer’

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Labour candidate in the 2017 general election, Julian Critchley, says the Labour Manifesto is the most radical produced by either of the main two parties in nearly forty years. Hear more from him at upcoming public events.

Thursday, 18th May, 2017 4:33pm

By Jim Moody with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight LibDems: More cash for NHS, legalisation of Cannabis, triple-locked pension

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The legalisation of Cannabis, a discounted bus pass for 16-21 year olds, protection of the Triple-locked pension and more funding for the Isle of Wight NHS are just some of the election promises made by the Liberal Democrats today.

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 7:18am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 16 readers' comments