Ventnor & St. Lawrence by-election 21st Dec 2023

With his long-standing relationship with Ventnor, Ray Harrington-Vail can represent Ventnor & St. Lawrence at County Hall.
"Ventnor needs a fair deal. All too often, residents feel neglected compared to the big towns” Ray said.
Ray set up the Warmer Ventnor initiative 10 years ago, through the Footprint Trust and Ventnor Town Council. This initiative has helped a large number of Ventnor residents.




New Lib Dem Councillor!

Sarah Redrup has been elected as a new Councillor in Wootton Bridge. Sarah won the by-election by more than 180 votes and secured nearly half of the vote (47.8 per cent).

The results for the Wootton Bridge by-election are:

  • Sarah Redrup (Liberal Democrat) — 475 ELECTED
  • Ed Hopper (Conservative) — 291
  • Linda Pitcher (Vectis Party) — 178
  • Michael Smith (Green Party) — 48

25 Aug 2023

Offshore wind farm proposal welcome - Jill Wareham

Jill Wareham, Liberal Democrat Prospective MP for the Isle of Wight, commenting on the proposed offshore wind farm off the west of the Isle of Wight said: "I welcome the proposal by Eneco to build a wind farm off the Isle of Wight. We are told that this will produce around 900mw of power and electricity generated within the nine new off-shore wind farms around Great Britain could meet the needs of more than a quarter of the UK's electricity consumption.

13 Jan 2010

Call for Council review on snow clearance procedures

Jill Wareham, Liberal Democrat Prospective MP for the Isle of Wight, is calling for a commitment from the Council to hold an inquiry on the impact of the recent cold weather on residents, especially as there seems to be some scepticism about the effectiveness of some of their actions.

13 Jan 2010

Save the Military Road

Jill Wareham, local resident and previous campaigner for saving the Military Road over Afton Down has been prompted by two Brighstone Parish Councillors, Roy Havilland (Hulverstone & Mottistone ward) and Peter Simmonds (Brook ward), to start a petition to Save the Military Road.

8 Jan 2010

A Final Chance to Act

So it has finally arrived, the first day of the Copenhagen Climate Change summit. We have been led to believe that it's going to fail, then it's going to succeed and then it will fail again, it's been quite a rollercoaster. This has really tested the participating countries' resolve to tackle this issue. This is made tougher because of the economic crisis which has caused hardships for so many people and so it's understandable that the economy is at the front of people's minds.

7 Dec 2009

Missed Opportunity to tackle climate change

Jill Wareham, Liberal Democrat Prospective MP for the Isle of Wight, expressed extreme regret at the recommendation to the planning committee to refuse the wind turbine application at Cheverton Down.

27 Nov 2009

Land based Wind Turbines get thumbs up from Lib Dems

Island Liberal Democrats agreed last evening to support proposals for land based wind turbines on the Island. Experts gave presentations to party members on wind, wave, hydro, solar, gasification and anaerobic digesters. Members also supported the idea that the Island could be an unparalleled centre of excellence for research, development, experimentation and implementation of renewable energy systems.

4 Sep 2009

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