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Posts Tagged: Isle of Wight
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
This week’s National Family Hubs Fair and Conference brought together around 50 organisations that are committed to supporting families.
Bob Seely: My housing challenge to think tanks. Devise a strategy that will prize social justice above economic liberalism.
In my constituency, we have a target of just over 640 homes a year. Our housing waiting list is 3,000.
Chris Whitehouse: A small, sleepy backwater? No, with a Conservative council the Isle of Wight is fizzing with enterprise and innovation
Improvements for tourism, the environment and road works … and we’re proposing to go big on beach huts.
A highways partnership deal has resulted in fewer potholes, new street lighting – and saved a million pounds a year.
Roy Perry: In Hampshire we offer a Council Tax amongst the lowest in the country with services amongst the best.
For the future, more unitary authorities could be a good solution to funding pressures – but not if it means subdividing efficiently-run counties.
Fewer women. The same ethnic minority share. More people educated at state schools. The Tory intake of 2017.
On the usual form of general elections, it shouldn’t be there at all – and is more shaped by the Party’s leadership than any of its predecessors.
Crowdsourcing our manifesto gave us control of the Council – and saw our parliamentary candidate returned successfully to Westminster with a thumping majority.
The way it is behaving on the Isle of Wight is crass – and risks further damage to education outcomes.
Plus: we profile the latest tranche of newly selected candidates.
The former Army officer won out against Alicia Kearns and Joe Robertson.
Net gains for the Conservatives in England 319 seats, net Labour losses 142, net UKIP loses 137, net Lib Dem losses 28.
Alicia Kearns joins Joe Robertson and Bob Seely in the island contest.
That’s two of the original three out of the contest: Seely remains in it. The selection will take place later this week.