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.

Isle of Wight Council still in state of ‘no overall control’ – Here’s what could happen

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With the Isle of Wight council still in a state of 'no overall control', these three scenarios give an idea of what could happen by the end of the month

Friday, 14th May, 2021 5:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

‘Victorious start’ on first attempt says Vectis Party leader

Daryll Pitcher outside County Hall with OTW flash

Daryll Pitcher was the only Vectis Party candidate to gain a seat on the Isle of Wight council, but he says he "romped home" with nearly 50 per cent of the vote

Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 5:52pm

By Daryll Pitcher with 7 readers' comments

61 per cent voted for something different to what we’ve had for last four years, say Our Island

Phil Warren

Our Island say there was strong positive feedback voiced about the principles of localism and the importance of encouraging and representing the grass roots community voice

Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 1:03pm

By Jonathan Bacon with 6 readers' comments

LibDem Chair shares Open Letter to Brighstone residents

Nick Stuart

Brighstone parish councillor, Nick Stuart, who is also Chair of the Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats, said he's keen to hear from residents about any concerns

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 12:27pm

By Nick Stuart

Ryde residents step up to the plate to ignite hope in voters

Phil Jordan, simon cooke and john mclaglan

The new 'Our Ryde' town councillors share their thoughts about the future of Ryde

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 9:50am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Election now over, could Isle of Wight council work with ‘no overall control’?

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News OnTheWight has looked across the country, seeking to understand, would 'no overall control' work and what could it mean

Monday, 10th May, 2021 8:19pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Conservative Donna Jones elected as new police and crime commissioner

Donna Jones at PCC count

Donna Jones pledges to make anti-social behaviour a priority, carry on investing in youth services and do a complete overhaul of the 101 and 999 services

Monday, 10th May, 2021 8:12pm

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Town council seat decided on the ‘luck of the draw’

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Two candidates had to rely on the 'luck of the draw' after gaining the same number of votes in last week's election

Monday, 10th May, 2021 3:06pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Steve Hastings: Brief profile of new IW Conservative leader’s political history

Steve Hastings (black and white)

Many Islanders may not know who the new acting leader of the IW Conservatives is, so here’s a profile News OnTheWight has drawn together to give you some background

Monday, 10th May, 2021 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Green Party councillors sworn in at County Hall (update 2)

Joe Lever and Claire Critchison outside County Hall

Claire Critchison and Joe Lever have now been sworn in as Isle of Wight councillors. It could lead to the first Green Party group at County Hall

Monday, 10th May, 2021 11:01am

By Vix Lowthion with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Another low turnout at election time – So who is the loser?

scrabble letters spelling out v o t e by Glen Carrie

Tracy considers the various ways to address low turnout at election time

Sunday, 9th May, 2021 3:51pm

By Tracy Mikich with 15 readers' comments

Island Conservative choose their next leader after Dave Stewart defeat

Steve Hastings

After the unseating of Dave Stewart, the Island Conservatives have chosen their next leader and will make the decision official on 14th May

Sunday, 9th May, 2021 3:16pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments