Conservatives win Central Wight by-election

The Isle of Wight Conservatives held on to their Central Wight seat after a by-election was called.

Steve Hastings won the seat with 547 votes.

Cllr Hastings said the following after the election result.

I would like to thank the residents of Central Wight for trusting in me to represent them at County Hall, I consider it an honour and a privilege.

My thanks also to the other candidates who all worked very hard to give residents a good range of options. We achieved as many votes as the three main candidates put together and in such a hard fought campaign this result endorses the Island’s Conservative Administration and how we are working for all residents of the Island.

A special thanks goes to Bob Seely MP for his hard work as the previous Ward councillor and I look forward to working alongside him into the future.

I thank the Isle of Wight Conservative Association, Cllr George Cameron my Campaign Manager and the local branch for selecting me for this seat.

I am looking forward to Joining the Conservative Group in County Hall to work hard for residents of Central Wight and the Island as a whole.

The turnout was 38.61 percent and the number of ballot papers issued was 1,102 out of a total electorate of 2,854.

  • Steve Hastings (Conservatives) - 547 (elected)
  • Nick Stuart (Liberal Democrats) - 286
  • Daniel James (Green Party) - 143
  • Simon Haytack (Labour) - 101
  • Terry Brennen (UKIP) - 24 votes