Isle of Wight Politics

Isle of Wight Labour see rise in membership since General Election: Focus now turns to local elections

Richard Quigley

With a rise in memberships since the General Election, the focus for Island Labour will now be the Isle of Wight council elections that take place in 2021

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 12:20pm

By Julian Critchley with 8 readers' comments

Heartfelt tributes paid to Ron (Turner) Smith for his ‘long, fulsome and heroic life’

Ron Turner -

Founder of Isle of Wight Festival Ray Foulk pays tribute to the late Ron Smith, who was pivotal in the success of the early Festivals

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 12:09pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight cllr for Newport West

richard hollis shaking hands with nick stuart

The by-election saw a 30 per cent higher turnout than in the last local election ion 2017

Wednesday, 18th December, 2019 2:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely makes promises ‘keep delivering for the Island’ following election victory

Bob Seely giving his acceptance speech at election count

Bob Seely says it's his role is to represent all Islanders – whether they voted for him or not, adding that he cannot promise to win every battle he fights, but promises to fight every battle to the best of his ability

Tuesday, 17th December, 2019 11:50am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 11 readers' comments

‘Time for some grown-up working together’ say councillors after Conservative candidate wins by-election

geoff brodie and michael lilley

The Independent Labour and Independent Green cllrs say that with the Conservative candidate being elected in the by-election with just 36% of votes (whilst Labour and Green vote combined was 45%) it's time for left of centre parties to work together

Tuesday, 17th December, 2019 8:27am

By Geoff Brodie with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green Party reflect on General Election vote

vix lowthion at general election count

After IW Green Party's vote count dropped by 1,577 votes, they share post-election words about First Past the Post, the Climate debate and the fact they received five times as votes in 2019 than the 3% level of support found across the UK

Monday, 16th December, 2019 10:35am

By Vix Lowthion with 10 readers' comments

Rise in Isle of Wight Labour votes against backdrop of fall in support

Ricchard Quigley giving post-results speech

The Isle of Wight Labour candidate, who came in second place at the General Election, shares some post-election words

Sunday, 15th December, 2019 4:04pm

By Julian Critchley with 6 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Labour Party must reconnect with voters to recover from disaster’, says Labour councillor

Jonathan Bacon and Geoff Lumley at anti-austerity march

Independent Labour councillor, Geoff Brodie, shares his views on the outcome of the 2019 General Election

Friday, 13th December, 2019 6:00pm

By Geoff Brodie with 14 readers' comments

‘The idea that Brexit ends on 31 January is wrong’, say CLA President

caged hen

The Present of the CLA says the Government needs to earn the trust of rural communities by guarantee that UK farmers will not be undercut by cheap imports produced to lower standards

Friday, 13th December, 2019 4:34pm

By Michael Sims with one comment

Isle of Wight MP selected in 2019 General Election result

Wide shot of the hall

Islanders spent the day voting and counters have spent the evening sorting through the ballot papers. The Isle of Wight High Sheriff has announced the next MP for the Island

Friday, 13th December, 2019 4:00am

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

See what has Bob Seely voted for while Isle of Wight MP

bob seely in parliament

It’s all very well what MPs say in public, what counts is what they vote for. OnTheWight has compiled a list of what Bob Seely voted from since getting elected.

Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 6:59pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

General Election 2019: Find out where and when to vote on the Isle of Wight

Polling station sign

If you're one of the 113,021 Isle of Wight residents registered to vote find out here where to vote this Thursday

Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 8:23am

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments