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.

Here are some of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for the Isle of Wight

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If an early election is called, here are some of the people who have been selected as Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 5:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats select their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

nick stuart lib dem

With the prospect of a General Election on the horizon, the Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats have selected their prospective candidate.

Monday, 9th September, 2019 8:05am

By Anni Adams with 3 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Only alternative to mendacious prime minister and what remains of his party is Labour’, says IW Secretary

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The Isle of Wight Labour Party Secretary says all shades of opinion need to be represented at the polling station, indicating they would not step down if an election was called.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 3:32pm

By Robert Jones with 9 readers' comments

Letter: ‘The public want alliances more than tribalism, and are fed up with constant fighting and petty arguments’

vix lowthion

With the prospect of a general election the Green Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate asks whether we could see real, significant alliances on the Isle of Wight. Vix says thousands hope so, and some are trying to make it happen.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 8:34am

By Vix Lowthion with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrat Parliamentary hopefuls go head to head

nick-stuart and nick belfitt

Party members will hear each candidate's vision for the Isle of Wight and make their choice of Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 12:37pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents invited to protest against proroguing Parliament

Typewriter showing prorouging parliament

Conservative Isle of Wight MP, Robert Seely, made his views known yesterday - to a mixed response - and this Saturday Islanders For Europe and The Labour Party are planning protests in Newport.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 8:29am

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Jo Swinson inspirational leader’, says former parliamentary candidate

Jo Swinson

Nick Belfitt says the new Liberal Democrat leader is young, dynamic and passionate in what she believes in.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 4:52pm

By Nicholas Belfitt with 8 readers' comments

Bob Seely welcomes Boris Johnson as new PM

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Seely says he will be supporting the Prime Minister and making the case for more regional funding, so that places like the Isle of Wight get a better deal from Government.

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 2:14pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

Islanders invited to take part in ‘Demand Democracy Day’

faces from last year's event

The street stall in the centre of Ryde will be part of the largest mobilisation for proportional representation in recent history, and part of the ‘Make Votes Matter’ movement for change.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 11:24am

By Vix Lowthion with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Brexit Party candidate currently unknown, but here’s one former UKIPer who says he won’t be

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Nigel Farage has said by the end of next week 650 Brexit Party prospective parliamentary candidates will be announced. Here's one prominent Eurosceptic who says he won't be, and why.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 8:00am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Men in suits guard Isle of Wight location of Conservative leadership event

Outside the Shanklin Conservative Club

The men in suits and police presence might have been a giveaway, but then Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, tweet from inside the venue confirmed it.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 2:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Jeremy Hunt is first Conservative leadership contender to arrive on the Isle of Wight

Jeremy Hunt arriving on the Island -

Jeremy Hunt has just arrived on the Isle of Wight for this afternoon’s closed event. Here are the first set of photos.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments