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.

Isle of Wight LibDem budget prioritises communities, business and the environment

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The Liberal Democrat Group on Isle of Wight council set out their proposals for an alternative budget - set to be debated on Wednesday - which sees a focus on community, businesses and the environment

Monday, 22nd February, 2021 10:56am

By Andrew Garratt with 2 readers' comments

Apply now for a postal vote for this year’s Isle of Wight council and local elections

Vote counting on election night ballot boxes arrive

If you're thinking about voting by post in the May elections, you can apply to do this now

Monday, 15th February, 2021 9:30am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Letter: How can we canvass or collect signatures to stand in May election during Covid restrictions?

man with face mask and rubber gloves

The Mayor of Yarmouth asks how the May elections can be run fairly if candidates can't canvass or even collect signatures to stand

Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 5:34pm

By Steve Cowley with 11 readers' comments

Our Island announce their first candidates for May 2021 Isle of Wight council elections

Phil Warren

Our Island have announced their candidates for Sandown South, Ventnor West, Ryde North West, Shanklin South and Brading and St Helens in the upcoming Isle of Wight council elections

Monday, 1st February, 2021 8:09am

By Jonathan Bacon with 28 readers' comments

Our Island and Flatpack Democracy on the Isle of Wight

Jonathan Bacon and Peter Macfadyen

Our Island announces an online presentation from the founder of the Flatpack Democracy movement, Peter Macfadyen. Details of what that means within

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 8:28am

By Jonathan Bacon with 18 readers' comments

IsleVote21: How they want to help you choose the very best councillors this election

Polling station

Run by a group of volunteers, the IsleVote21 campaign say the election should not be decided by a few leaflets through doors. Here's how they aim to change that this May

Sunday, 17th January, 2021 12:43pm

By Stephen Cockett with 32 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council and PCC elections will go ahead in May

Polling station sign attached to railings

Details of which and how the elections will go ahead in May have been confirmed in Parliament today. Details within

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 6:10pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Here’s my list of new criteria MPs should pass before selection

Houses of Parliament

This reader believes that there should be new criteria for MPs before they are selected. See if you agree with his list

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 6:05pm

By Peter Geach with 35 readers' comments

Vectis Party officially launch with YouTube video in light of Lockdown

Photos of four people from the Vectis Party from their launch video

Not able to have a traditional press launch due to Lockdown, the Vectis Party have released this video instead

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 5:08pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Musical composition by Cowes student praised by Economist Educational Foundation as ‘very articulate’

clarinet sitting on top of sheet music by Iain Cridland

The piece of classical music was composed by a Year 8 student and based on the concepts of power and opposition in politics. Listen within

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 12:25pm

By Rachel Dillon

Ethical Standards Committee should be reintroduced at Isle of Wight council, say ‘Our Island’

Portrait of Jonathan Bacon - Nov 2020

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

See Isle of Wight Green Party’s target candidates for May 2021 council elections

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The Isle of Wight Green Party has announced their target candidates for five Isle of Wight wards in the May 2021 Isle of Wight council elections. Details within

Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 1:54pm

By Cameron Palin