Isle of Wight Politics

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

Vix Lowthion in Church Litten

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 32 readers' comments

Fracking campaigners express ‘outrage’ at Conservative Party manifesto

frack free campaigners

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

monopoly and cash

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 26 readers' comments

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

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

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

Isle of Wight Labour candidate pledges to protect health care

save the nhs

If elected as Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight, Julian Critchley will vote to protect and properly fund the National Health and Social Care Services.

Tuesday, 16th May, 2017 5:17pm

By Jim Moody

Labour set out their educational reform plans

julian critchley

Labour's candidate, Julian Critchley, says his party's education policy will be a blueprint for a world-leading education system for all.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 11:21am

By Jim Moody with 6 readers' comments

Green Party launch education manifesto plans on Isle of Wight (updated)

vix lowthion green education launch outside SBA

Green Party pledges to scrap SATs and ditch academies and promises to plug £7billion funding gap facing education. Vix Lowthion says, “We need to put the enjoyment, creativity, and inspiration back into school.”

Monday, 15th May, 2017 7:15am

By Mike Shipley with 6 readers' comments

Here’s what I found when trying to get people to register to vote

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Leo Harverson spent Saturday helping Islanders who were not already registered to vote to get registered, so their voice can be heard in the 2017 General Election next month. Here's how he found the experience.

Sunday, 14th May, 2017 8:06pm

By Leo Harverson with 16 readers' comments

Islanders take action to get others to register to vote

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The efforts of a few individuals to ensure as many people on the Isle of Wight as possible are registered to vote is to be commended. Read on to find out more.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments