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.

See Isle of Wight Green Party’s target candidates for May 2021 council elections

Trees outside County Hall

The Isle of Wight Green Party has announced their target candidates for five Isle of Wight wards in the May 2021 Isle of Wight council elections. Details within

Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 1:54pm

By Cameron Palin

New Isle of Wight political movement ‘Our Island’ sets out aims and introduces candidates

County hall with daffodils by Simon Haytack

Tired by the party political infighting "that has dogged the Island and its Council for so long", Our Island is a new movement that aims to "work together to support the entire Isle of Wight community"

Tuesday, 6th October, 2020 7:28am

By Jonathan Bacon with 16 readers' comments

New South East group set up to help American Expats vote in the US elections

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Democrats Abroad say this is "a great opportunity to meet fellow Americans living locally, ensure you get good and up-to-date information about voting, and help other Americans do the same"

Monday, 7th September, 2020 4:40pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservative switches to Independent ahead of the May 2021 elections (updated)

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Isle of Wight Conservative’s lose a councillor as one switches to become an Independent. Intriguingly, as the party gets their councillors ready for upcoming local elections, there could be current serving Cllrs that won’t be on the ballot papers too.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Vectis Party tell News OnTheWight it will stand candidates in all Isle of Wight council election wards

Daryll Pitcher talking to Carole Dennett, with Carl Feeney on the right

Another newly-formed Isle of Wight political party, the Vectis Party, says it will stand candidates in all council election wards, after they detected an “appetite for something different in politics on the Island”

Monday, 24th August, 2020 4:56pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight Greens, LibDems and progressive independents need to make an electoral agreement

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The Independent Labour councillor, Geoff Brodie, believes it's time for the Isle of Wight Greens, LibDems and progressive independents to make an electoral agreement not to stand against each other next May in the council elections

Sunday, 16th August, 2020 11:40am

By Geoff Brodie with 9 readers' comments

Letter: A massive cultural change is needed at the ballot box

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This reader believes the people can help create a massive cultural change, assigning "present day miscreants to the dust of time"

Monday, 10th August, 2020 2:42pm

By Hans Bromwich with 21 readers' comments

Our Island: ‘A new start for politics on the Isle of Wight’ claim those behind a new movement

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The Our Island movement say the "old fashioned mindset" of following any particular political ideology “leads us nowhere” and that "it’s time for change on the Isle of Wight council"

Friday, 7th August, 2020 4:20pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour Party reject Green Party pre-election vote-trading agreement

Ricchard Quigley giving post-results speech

Island Labour reject a move they say will restrict Islanders in how they choose to cast their votes and say it's not enough to simply be "non-Tory"

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 2:14pm

By Julian Critchley with 18 readers' comments

Don’t miss your chance to vote in the next elections: Return Isle of Wight council’s electoral registration form

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The annual canvass ensures that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to do so. Make sure you return your letter from the council once it arrives

Monday, 20th July, 2020 1:43pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Breakdown of Isle of Wight candidate’s General Election expenses

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Find out who spent the most, how much each vote cost the candidates and details of donations - including the massive £10,000 donation for one candidate

Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 1:54pm

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

Boundary Commission Review, recommending two MPs for the Isle of Wight, could be scrapped

Isle of Wight - National election boundary changes - Final recommendations - Sept 2018

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says he'll reserve judgement until more detailed plans are published

Friday, 24th January, 2020 11:20am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments