Employment hits record high

New jobs figures today show that employment is at a record high – with more people in work than ever before –and unemployment is at its lowest since 1974.

Conservatives hold Newport West

Richard Hollis, the Conservative candidate, has won the by-election to elect a new Isle of Wight Councillor for the Newport West electoral division.

Bob Seely re-elected as the Island's MP

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.

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Boris Johnson’s speech outside Downing Street

Boris Johnson delivered his first speech outside No. 10 Downing Street since the General Election. He told the UK how he would form a people’s Government, deliver Brexit, and unleash Britain’s potential. Here’s what he said.