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.

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

question mark street sculpture

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

Opposition parties comment on Johnson and Hunt visit

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

The Isle of Wight is the first constituency in the UK to host a dedicated event for both the candidates in their quest to be the next Prime Minister. Opposition parties share their views on the visit.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 9:58am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Activists set to protest Boris Johnson’s Isle of Wight visit this week

Event co-organiser, Mairead Healy, said, "We have seen a complete dismissal of domestic abuse in a way that further stigmatises the issue." The location will be confirmed once you sign up to attend.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 12:18pm

By Mairead Healy with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP under fire for ‘hatchet-job’ tweet about report on Boris Johnson’s late night altercation

bob seely

The organisation that supports women affected by domestic abuse said the tweet from Bob Seely, "Reflects an ugly misogyny in our MP choosing to protect the reputation of such a man." The MP hasn't, as yet, responded.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 12:41pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Whippingham and Osborne elect their next Isle of Wight councillor

stephen hendry

The winner, who is already an East Cowes town councillor, will replace Julia Baker Smith on the Isle of Wight council.

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 11:30pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Bob Seely explains to OnTheWight why he’s switched from Gove to Boris Johnson for PM

If you want to understand why MP Bob Seely has shifted his support from Gove to Johnson, here’s our conversation with him. Many points were discussed, including why he thinks the candidates will be wise to listen to the needs of the Isle of Wight – and how that may lead to Boris Johnson visiting the Island.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 10:05pm

By Simon Perry with 30 readers' comments

EU election Isle of Wight results 2019. Update: MEPs selected

eu elections ballot tip

On the Island Brexit Party clear win. Pro-Remain second and third places total 70% of Brexit Party. Conservatives and Labour fall badly behind. Updated: MEP selected

Sunday, 26th May, 2019 11:57pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

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