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Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats

IoW Council Elections Thu 6 May 2021

Join us in the fight for a fairer island. We have a roster of excellent candidates as you can see here backed up by a refreshed and revived local party. The change to Electoral Divisions for May's upcoming Council elections is a major opportunity for us LibDems to get our message across to new groupings of voters and perhaps change the local political map. As the US Presidential Election showed, sometimes positive policies and campaigning can get rid of the divisive and negative.

Of course, people are worried about voting in person - both for themselves and those brave teams staffing the polling stations. There is still time to apply for a postal vote. You can apply direct here or download the form here. Don't delay if you want to exercise your democratic right in complete safety.

The Local Government Boundary Commission recommended changes to the Electoral Divisions for the May 2021 Isle of Wight Council Elections. Boundaries have been redrawn across our island. This means that for most of us, we'll be in a new Electoral Division and be able to vote for a Councillor to represent a new area. You can see their recommendations here, a map here and the formal Statutory Instrument here.

You can see old and new divisions and search for your postcode on this interactive map. Why not try it for yourself and see which of the new Electoral Dvisions will get your vote in May 2021.

Up to May 2021

At May 2021

Electoral Division Councillor Party Electoral Division IoW LibDem Candidate
Arreton & Newchurch Clare Mosdell Conservative
Binstead & Fishbourne John Kilpatrick Conservative Binstead & Fishbourne
Brading, St Helens & Bembridge Michael Murwill
Brian Tyndall
Brading & St Helens John Graney
Brighstone, Calbourne & Shalfleet Nick Stuart
Carisbrooke John Hobart Conservative Carisbrooke & Gunville
Central Wight Steve Hastings Conservative Central Rural
Chale, Niton & Whitwell Dave Stewart Conservative Chale, Niton & Shorwell
Cowes Medina Lora Peacey-Wilcox Island Independent Group Cowes Medina
Cowes North Paul Bertie Conservative Cowes North
Cowes South & Norwood John Nicholson Conservative Cowes South & Norwood Steph Burgess
Cowes West & Gurnard
East Cowes Karl Love Independent Members Group East Cowes Bob Packham
Fairlee & Whippingham Patricia Packham
Freshwater North George Cameron Conservative
Freshwater North & Yarmouth
Freshwater South John Medland Island Independent Group Freshwater South
Godshill & Wroxall Rodney Downer Island Independent Group
Havenstreet, Ashey & Haylands Vanessa Churchman Conservative
Haylands & Swanmore Malcolm Ross
Lake North Tig Outlaw Conservative Lake North
Lake South Paul Brading Conservative Lake South
Mountjoy & Shide
Nettlestone & Seaview Reg Barry Liberal Democrat Nettlestone & Seaview
Newchurch, Havenstreet & Ashey
Newport Central Julie Jones-Evans Independent Members Group Newport Central
Newport East Geoff Brodie Independent Labour
Newport North Matthew Price Conservative
Newport South Shirley Smart Island Independent Group
Newport West Richard Hollis Conservative Newport West Bob Blezzard
Osbourne Julie Burridge
Pan & Barton
Parkhurst Andrew Garratt Liberal Democrats
Parkhurst & Hunnyhill Andrew Garratt
Ryde Appley & Elmfield
Ryde Monktonmead
Ryde East Michael Lilley Island Independent Group
Ryde North East Wayne Whittle Conservative
Ryde North West Adrian Axford Conservative Ryde North West
Ryde South Charles Chapman Conservative
Ryde South East Tracy Mikich
Ryde West Ian Stephens Island Independent Network Ryde West
Sandown North Debbie Andre Island Independent Group Sandown North
Sandown South Ian Ward Conservative Sandown South Mark Voller
Shanklin Central Michael Beston Conservative Shanklin Central
Shanklin South Chris Quirk Conservative Shanklin South
Totland John Howe Island Independent Group
Totland & Colwell Mike Locke
Ventnor East Lord Graham Perks Independent
Ventnor West Gary Pearce Conservative
Ventnor & St Lawrence
West Wight Stuart Hutchinson Conservative
Whippingham & Osborne Stephen Hendry Conservative
Wootton Bridge Barry Abraham Conservative Wootton Bridge
Wroxall, Lowtherville & Bonchurch
Not Specified Paul Fuller JP Island Independent Group
Isle of Wight Police & Crime Commissioner (for ALL districts) Richard Murphy

The official IoW Council list of Councillors is here.

There are also changes to the parish electoral arrangements for Cowes, Freshwater, Newport & Carisbrooke, Ryde, Sandown, Shalfleet, Shanklin and Ventnor, Further info in section 8 of the LGBCE IoW page.