Isle of Wight Politics

Bob Seely ‘interested in standing’ as Isle of Wight MP

Bob Seely and Parliament

Isle of Wight councillor, Bob Seely, reveals through OnTheWight that he would be interested in standing for the MP role – with caveats. He's run before, in Nottinghamshire and got close.

Wednesday, 19th October, 2016 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Boundary review: Public hearings planned over next two months

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OnTheWight are waiting to hear back from the Boundary Commission as to whether there will be an Isle of Wight hearing. Failing that, Portsmouth is the closest.

Wednesday, 12th October, 2016 1:34pm

By Boundary Commission for England with one comment

Isle of Wight Labour Party to oppose a grammar school on the Island


The Isle of Wight Labour party say that as the Government switches funds to set up new grammar schools, as has happened before, those who don't make it through the selection process could end up with an inferior education.

Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 5:13pm

By Ed Gouge with 38 readers' comments

Corbyn the clear favourite for Isle of Wight Labour party members

jeremy corbyn

The Isle of Wight Labour Party has seen a five-fold increase in Party membership in the last year and on Wednesday, passionate Jeremy Corbyn supporters voted for him locally in the leadership campaign.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 7:29am

By Ed Gouge with 31 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour party members and supporters rally behind Jeremy Corbyn

Re-elect Corbyn Labour supporters

Labour Party members and supporters in Newport last week pledged to do all they can to help Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to retain his position as Labour Party leader in the forthcoming leadership election.

Monday, 1st August, 2016 6:05pm

By Barbara McSweeney with 34 readers' comments

Fact checking the speech Cllr Pitcher made during racism vote

seagull alone in sky

OnTheWight has been checking the facts quoted by Cllr Pitcher during last week's full council debate on the motion to condemn racism, xenophobia and hate crimes.

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 5:57pm

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments

Labour Party members to hold ‘Re-Elect Jeremy Corbyn’ event

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Labour Party members and supporters keen to see Jeremy Corbyn re-elected Leader of the Labour Party are to hold a 'Re-elect Jeremy' event next week. Labour has more members on the Island than any other political party.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 1:26pm

By Barbara McSweeney with 80 readers' comments

Andrea Leadsom backed as leader by Isle of Wight MP

andrea leadsom

The first ballot in the Conservative Party leadership race took place on Tuesday. Our Isle of Wight MP, revealed who he will be supporting as Leader.

Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 3:28pm

By Sally Perry with 39 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats welcome national membership surge

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Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Vice Chair of South Central Region Lib Dems, will be leading a workshop on the Isle of Wight on Saturday. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 5th July, 2016 9:41am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 37 readers' comments

Isle of Wight UKIP celebrate EU Referendum vote

Daryll Pitcher

UKIP say they will watch those tasked with negotiating EU withdrawal to make sure they get the best deal for Britain at the negotiating table.

Friday, 1st July, 2016 4:36pm

By Daryll Pitcher with 33 readers' comments

Green Party calls for ‘electoral alliance’

Natalie Bennett and Vix Lowthion

The Green Party leaders have called on other 'anti-Brexit' party leaders to join cross-party discussions on how to tackle the vote to leave the EU.

Friday, 1st July, 2016 9:42am

By Vix Lowthion with 41 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour Party members ‘overwhelmingly support Corbyn’

jeremy corbyn

Members of the Labour Party on the Isle of Wight voted on a motion to show their support for Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, last night.

Friday, 1st July, 2016 9:05am

By Geoff Lumley with 44 readers' comments