Isle of Wight elections

This is the central point to find all coverage of Isle of Wight elections – be they at National; County; Town; or Parish level.

We cover the build up to the elections and provide our renowned Live, as it happens, reporting from election counts.

Council elections 2017
If you’re looking for details of the Isle of Wight local election 2017 our dedicated site lists each of the wards, informs you of every candidates running and provide profiles on those who are willing to engage.

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

Green Party ‘Stop Brexit’ bus on the Isle of Wight today

Green Bus

According to the Green MEP candidate, the Stop Brexit bus has had a great reception across the region in Oxford, Worthing, Hastings and Portsmouth. It's on the Island today (Monday).

Monday, 20th May, 2019 8:14am

By Vix Lowthion with 7 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Plan for Exit

plan sign

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week in a roundabout sort of way tackles the subject of Brexit and the EU elections.

Sunday, 19th May, 2019 4:41pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 6 readers' comments

The many challenges ‘need a local who can work with the locals’, says by-election candidate

Cllr Michael Paler standing next to Whippingham sign

Michael Paler says there are many challenges taking place that need a local, who can work with the locals.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 10:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Green party to use solar powered bus for EU election campaign

the big lemon solar powered bus

Look out on Monday 20th May for the solar powered campaign bus travelling around the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 11:42am

By Daniel James with 3 readers' comments

Fact checking UKIP MEP hopeful claim Islanders can’t get tomato picking jobs (updated)

Daryll Pitcher - at hustings by nick stuart

At the MEP hustings for European Parliamentary Elections, the UKIP candidate said he wouldn’t be able to get a job picking tomatoes on the Isle of Wight. OnTheWight contacted the company to find out the facts.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 7:00pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Conservatives announce candidate for Osborne and Whippingham seat on Isle of Wight council

stephen hendry

Island Conservatives' candidate says he's already working hard for residents as a town councillor and by-election offers an opportunity to continue this at a county level.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 4:47pm

By David Pugh with 8 readers' comments

Labour announces candidate for Osborne and Whippingham seat on Isle of Wight council

luisa hillard and julian critchley - candidate for whippingham and osborne

The by-election has been prompted by the resignation of previous Labour councillor, Julia Baker-Smith.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 1:43pm

By Julian Critchley with 5 readers' comments