Isle of Wight Politics

First chance for Islanders to hear from the new Brexit Party’s candidate, Peter Wiltshire

Peter Wiltshire

Have a listen to the first published interview with Peter Wiltshire, the Brexit Party’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the Isle of Wight, to learn about his background and ideas

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 7:50pm

By Simon Perry with 11 readers' comments

Island For Brexit take their message to Newport shoppers

island for brexit stand in newport

The Island for Brexit spokesperson said, "People are keenly aware that if Boris Johnson doesn’t now deliver the clean-break Brexit the Island so strongly voted for, there’ll be trouble at the ballot box"

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 1:17pm

By Christopher Barker with 7 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Jo Swinson inspirational leader’, says former parliamentary candidate

Jo Swinson

Nick Belfitt says the new Liberal Democrat leader is young, dynamic and passionate in what she believes in.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 4:52pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 8 readers' comments

Bob Seely welcomes Boris Johnson as new PM

Boris and leo Johnson

Seely says he will be supporting the Prime Minister and making the case for more regional funding, so that places like the Isle of Wight get a better deal from Government.

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 2:14pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

Seely resigns from Parliamentary Private Secretary role over HS2 vote

bob seely standing portrait

Seely resigned from his role as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) after refusing to back HS2 vote.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 12:06pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 21 readers' comments

‘Do you support fox hunting Bob Seely?’ asks Isle of Wight Labour

fox hunting

Island Labour say that Bob Seely supported lifting the ban before the 2017 election, then switched sides. They call on him to "come out in the open and tell us whether he would vote to keep the ban".

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 9:39am

By Julian Critchley with 13 readers' comments

Islanders invited to take part in ‘Demand Democracy Day’

faces from last year's event

The street stall in the centre of Ryde will be part of the largest mobilisation for proportional representation in recent history, and part of the ‘Make Votes Matter’ movement for change.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 11:24am

By Vix Lowthion with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Brexit Party candidate currently unknown, but here’s one former UKIPer who says he won’t be

question mark street sculpture

Nigel Farage has said by the end of next week 650 Brexit Party prospective parliamentary candidates will be announced. Here's one prominent Eurosceptic who says he won't be, and why.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 8:00am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Men in suits guard Isle of Wight location of Conservative leadership event

Outside the Shanklin Conservative Club

The men in suits and police presence might have been a giveaway, but then Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, tweet from inside the venue confirmed it.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 2:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Jeremy Hunt is first Conservative leadership contender to arrive on the Isle of Wight

Jeremy Hunt arriving on the Island -

Jeremy Hunt has just arrived on the Isle of Wight for this afternoon’s closed event. Here are the first set of photos.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Opposition parties comment on Johnson and Hunt visit

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

The Isle of Wight is the first constituency in the UK to host a dedicated event for both the candidates in their quest to be the next Prime Minister. Opposition parties share their views on the visit.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 9:58am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Activists set to protest Boris Johnson’s Isle of Wight visit this week

Event co-organiser, Mairead Healy, said, "We have seen a complete dismissal of domestic abuse in a way that further stigmatises the issue." The location will be confirmed once you sign up to attend.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 12:18pm

By Mairead Healy with 15 readers' comments