On Thursday 12th December 2019, Bob Seely was re-elected as the Island’s MP — with an unprecedented result.
Bob received the largest number of votes ever secured on the Isle of Wight, with a 23,737 majority over his nearest rival (Labour) - more than ever before.
- Bob Seely (Conservative) - 41,815 votes (56.2%);
- Richard Quigley (Labour) - 18,078 votes (24.3%);
- Vix Lowthion (Green) - 11,338 votes (15.2%);
- Carl Feeney (Independent Network) - 1,542 votes (2.1%);
- Karl Love (Independent) - 874 votes (1.2%);
- Daryll Pitcher (Independent) - 795 votes (1.1%).
This result was made possible not just by the strong national campaign led by Boris Johnson, but also with a determined effort locally. Hundreds of members and supporters across the Island helped us reach as many voters as possible, promoting Bob’s record of delivery as our MP — and setting out his priorities for the future.
This was reflected in an increase in our vote share by 4.9 percentage points — up from 51.3 to 56.2%. This compares to a national increase of just 1.2 points. See the BBC website for a full comparison with last time's result.
Our thanks to everyone who assisted with the campaign — whether through leafleting, donating or other efforts. Despite the most challenging weather for a General Election campaign in living memory, we managed to cover a lot of streets in just a few weeks!