Local News

IW Council: new Conservative Group leader elected

The newly formed Conservative Group on the Isle of Wight Council yesterday evening (7th May) selected their new Group Leader following last week’s council elections – he is Cllr Dave Stewart – the councillor for Chale Niton and Whitwell.

IW Council: 2013 election results

On Thursday 2nd May elections took place for the Isle of Wight Council. The Conservative Group went into the election with 24 out of 40 seats, and after the count had finished on Friday 3rd May, had won 15 seats (a net loss of 9 seats). As a result the Conservatives lost control of the local authority.

Working together for our Island's future

The Island Conservatives have published their full manifesto for the 2013 local elections, which every Island voter will have the opportunity to support on polling day. The plans – Working Together For Our Island’s Future – have been developed by the 40-strong team of candidates, after listening to what residents and businesses have told them over the past few months.

Conservative candidates for 2013 local elections announced

With two weeks until nominations close, the Island Conservatives have unveiled a team of 40 candidates, giving every voter on the Isle of Wight the opportunity to choose a Conservative councillor. This includes 17 sitting councillors and 23 new candidates.

IW Council: Newport's Guildhall at the heart of new Island heritage plans

The Isle of Wight Council has unveiled its plans to establish a new County Record Office in the Guildhall, the landmark John Nash building in Newport High Street.In doing so, the Council hopes to be granted a new licence to hold public records and secure the future of these archives on the Island. A licence for public records has not been held by the local authority since 2003.

IW Council: Over 3,000 signatures on petition to re-open Chapel Street

The Newport Conservative Team have secured over 3,000 signatures in support of their petition to see Chapel Street re-opened to traffic flowing from New Street to St James’ Street. The petition, which also called for one way measures to improve safety on the bends in the road, was launched at the end of October.