Isle of Wight Politics

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 8 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 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservative Association snag Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt for leadership talk

conservative questions

The Isle of Wight Conservative Association have managed to persuade the final two candidates for the party leadership to come to the Island to speak to Members.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 10:28pm

By Simon Perry with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP under fire for ‘hatchet-job’ tweet about report on Boris Johnson’s late night altercation

bob seely

The organisation that supports women affected by domestic abuse said the tweet from Bob Seely, "Reflects an ugly misogyny in our MP choosing to protect the reputation of such a man." The MP hasn't, as yet, responded.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 12:41pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Whippingham and Osborne elect their next Isle of Wight councillor

stephen hendry

The winner, who is already an East Cowes town councillor, will replace Julia Baker Smith on the Isle of Wight council.

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 11:30pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Bob Seely explains to OnTheWight why he’s switched from Gove to Boris Johnson for PM

If you want to understand why MP Bob Seely has shifted his support from Gove to Johnson, here’s our conversation with him. Many points were discussed, including why he thinks the candidates will be wise to listen to the needs of the Isle of Wight – and how that may lead to Boris Johnson visiting the Island.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 10:05pm

By Simon Perry with 30 readers' comments

EU election Isle of Wight results 2019. Update: MEPs selected

eu elections ballot tip

On the Island Brexit Party clear win. Pro-Remain second and third places total 70% of Brexit Party. Conservatives and Labour fall badly behind. Updated: MEP selected

Sunday, 26th May, 2019 11:57pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Green Party say their strongest candidate for Whippingham ward unable to stand due to age restriction

cameron palin whippingham

Due to the restriction of being unable to stand their strongest candidate, the IW Green Party will not be putting forward another candidate in June.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 12:43pm

By Vix Lowthion with 2 readers' comments

European Elections: It’s polling day and time to vote for your chosen party/candidate

polling station

You have until 10pm to head to your nearest polling station and vote in the 2019 European Elections.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 7:43am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats announce candidate for Whippingham seat

Nick Stuart and Julie Burridge

IW Lib Dems say Julie brings a wealth of experience as a full time specialist foster carer, former Family Support Manager and parent activist.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 5:49pm

By Nick Stuart

Isle of Wight info: Voting in EU elections – who, where and how

eu referendum count

Find out who you can vote for, where to vote and other useful facts about this Thursday's elections for South East region MEPs taking place on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 1:49pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Green Party Chair responds to ‘traitor’ allegations

green party traitor allegation letter

The Isle of Wight Green party last week received a letter from a resident calling them 'traitors' for wanting to stay in the EU. Their Chair shares his response.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 1:55pm

By Daniel James with 2 readers' comments