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Isle of Wight Politics
Just as anywhere else in the world, the Isle of Wight is made up of many political colours.
In recent years the Conservatives have dominated the polls in the general and local elections.
Below are articles relating to politics on the Isle of Wight.
Former Isle of Wight council leader, Jonathan Bacon, says as councillors don’t seem to be able to behave properly they need to be made to do so. Details within
Monday, 23rd November, 2020 10:34am
By Jonathan Bacon with 5 readers' comments
Tired by the party political infighting "that has dogged the Island and its Council for so long", Our Island is a new movement that aims to "work together to support the entire Isle of Wight community"
Tuesday, 6th October, 2020 7:28am
By Jonathan Bacon with 16 readers' comments
Vix Lowthion's new role as Policy Development Coordinator for the party brings with it responsibility to review and grow the full range of party policies
Monday, 5th October, 2020 4:10pm
By Cameron Palin with 7 readers' comments
Conservative-controlled council elects Conservative to lead committee to scrutinise their work (updated)
The Scrutiny Committee is designed to examine decisions made by Isle of Wight council. It has, for as long as we can remember, been chaired by an opposition councillor … until last night
Thursday, 17th September, 2020 4:42pm
By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments
Despite the Government announcing they would write off all debt for NHS Trusts, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust remains in a "wholly unacceptable position" says this reader
Thursday, 17th September, 2020 1:29pm
By Hans Bromwich with 10 readers' comments
Democrats Abroad say this is "a great opportunity to meet fellow Americans living locally, ensure you get good and up-to-date information about voting, and help other Americans do the same"
Monday, 7th September, 2020 4:40pm
By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments
Isle of Wight Conservative’s lose a councillor as one switches to become an Independent. Intriguingly, as the party gets their councillors ready for upcoming local elections, there could be current serving Cllrs that won’t be on the ballot papers too.
Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 5:33pm
By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments
Vectis Party tell News OnTheWight it will stand candidates in all Isle of Wight council election wards
Another newly-formed Isle of Wight political party, the Vectis Party, says it will stand candidates in all council election wards, after they detected an “appetite for something different in politics on the Island”
Monday, 24th August, 2020 4:56pm
By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments
Letter: Isle of Wight Greens, LibDems and progressive independents need to make an electoral agreement
The Independent Labour councillor, Geoff Brodie, believes it's time for the Isle of Wight Greens, LibDems and progressive independents to make an electoral agreement not to stand against each other next May in the council elections
Sunday, 16th August, 2020 11:40am
By Geoff Brodie with 9 readers' comments
Want to know what Bob Seely MP has been speaking about most frequently in Parliament? List of his most spoken words gathered by News OnTheWight from a new tool launched by House of Commons Library
Saturday, 15th August, 2020 11:36am
By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments