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

The strange case of the disappearing councils

The Covid pandemic has created challenges for local councils and for democracy across the nation. On the Isle of Wight most town and parish councils have adapted fairly well. Obviously it took a while after the first lock-down for councils to get their heads around the idea of virtual council meetings, but fair play to them, most of them had sorted themselves out by mid-summer and the business of local government carried on.

20 Jan 2021

Our Ferries' Future

Liberal Democrat Response to MP and Council Leader submission to the Union Connectivity Review We welcome their submission setting out possible approaches to the problem of unregulated lifeline ferry services to the Isle of Wight. Clearly the pandemic and the issues raised have focussed minds on the long existing issues with the missing public service obligations on the private ferry companies. This echoes what the Liberal Democrats and others have being saying for many years.

11 Jan 2021

Close our schools and keep the kids safe

The rapid spread of the new Covid-19 variant is deeply worrying. More infections, as we can see from our ejection from Tier 1 into Tier 4 within days; and also affecting children much more than before. It's time to take action. How? Every IoW resident can help. Here's how:

2 Jan 2021