Assess the candidates in person and read their answers to our questions

Who are the candidatesTheir answers to your questionsSee them in action (local hustings)

Who are the candidates?

Who is the best placed candidate to beat the conservatives?

We think local people rather than algorithms are best placed to know.

The local progressive candidates in East Wight are (in alphabetical order)

Green Party
Labour Party
Liberal Democrat Party

Their answers to your questions

We gathered questions from our supporters at our meetings in March - on everything from ferries to dentists, housing to social care. We have written to all three  candidates asking for written replies to the common topics.

We will publish one a day from Friday 31st May here and on our social media channels.

Flooding & Landslips

June 12, 2024
How can the Isle of Wight and its residents be more resilient to the effects of climate change in relation to flooding and land slippage on the island?
See Answers

Environment

June 11, 2024
What are your plans for addressing the sewage discharges across the island?
See Answers

Housing

June 10, 2024
How would you seek to create more homes for Islanders whilst balancing the environmental costs of more buildings?
See Answers

Transport

June 9, 2024
How do you plan to address the current state of cross Solent travel?
See Answers

Dentistry

June 8, 2024
What do you plan to do to address the lack of NHS dentistry on the Island?
See Answers

Social care

June 7, 2024
What will you do to address the diminishing care home provision on the Island due to staff shortages?
See Answers

Health care

June 6, 2024
Our NHS generally is in crisis. How will you address this unacceptable situation locally and nationally?
See Answers

Education

June 5, 2024
What plans have you got to ensure that educational access, quality and results all improve if you get elected?
See Answers

Putting the Island at the forefront

June 3, 2024
What do you see as your biggest challenge if you were to be elected as East Wight’s first MP? Why?
See Answers

Priorities

June 1, 2024
What are your top three policy priorities? Description of these policies should be clear and succinct, and focus on planned actions.
See Answers

See them in action

As soon as we hear about them we'll post details of hustings and other opportunities to meet the candidates here. Some events may be in-person, some online only, and some may be in-person with online livestream available.

Here are the upcoming hustings and events.

Wightlink User Group

Status
Confirmed
Organiser
Wightlink User Group
Date & time
June 12, 2024 7:30 PM
Format
In-person
Location
Ryde Methodist Church, Garfield Road, PO33 2PT
URL
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wightlink-user-group-hustings-tickets-914774514197

In East Wight, the hustings will be hosted at Ryde Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 12, between 7pm and 9pm.

Refreshments will be available award at the church hall.

Together For Mission Zero Hustings

Status
Confirmed
Organiser
Together For Mission Zero
Date & time
June 14, 2024 6:30 PM
Format
In-person
Location
St. Catherine's Church, 11 Church Street, Ventnor
URL
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/921059282107?aff=oddtdtcreator

Sustainability and Climate Change focus

East Wight Churches

Status
Confirmed
Organiser
East Wight Churches
Date & time
June 17, 2024 7:00 PM
Format
In-person
Location
St Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Brading PO36 0ED
URL
http://www.trybooking.com/uk/DOUI

Booking essential

John's Club

Status
Confirmed
Organiser
John's Club
Date & time
June 18, 2024 6:30 PM
Format
In-person
Location
John’s Club centre, located at Oakfield Football Club, 5 Slade Road, Ryde, PO33 1EG
URL

As the election campaign gains momentum, John’s Club on the Isle of Wight is extending an invitation to all parliamentary candidates to participate in a crucial hustings event.

This gathering aims to address the challenges faced by individuals living with learning disabilities, disabilities, and mental health issues.

Members of John’s Club will form part of the audience. However, all are welcome to attend.

Structure of the event

The hustings will feature each candidate making an opening statement lasting five minutes.

This will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

To conclude, each candidate will provide a closing statement.

No booking required.

IW Observer & Island Echo Hustings

Status
Confirmed
Organiser
IW Observer & Island Echo
Date & time
June 19, 2024 7:00 PM
Format
In-person plus Livestream
Location
Ryde School
URL

FULLY BOOKED

Islanders will be given the opportunity to quiz candidates standing in the forthcoming General Election ahead of polling day when hustings events are held in Ryde and Newport next month.

The IW Observer and the Island Echo– the Island’s leading print and digital publications respectively – have teamed up to jointly host the premier events, with all candidates invited to take their place on the stage.

Candidates standing for the new Isle of Wight East have been invited to the second hustings, which will take place a week later on Wednesday, June 19 at Ryde School.

Further details, including how to get your free tickets to either event, will be released shortly.

Both events will be live streamed to the IW Observer’s Facebook Page for those unable to attend in person.

https://iwobserver.co.uk/save-the-date-isle-of-wight-hustings-confirmed-ahead-of-general-election/

Surfers against Sewage Hustings

Status
Confirmed
Organiser
Surfers against Sewage
Date & time
June 24, 2024 6:30 PM
Format
In-person plus Livestream
Location
Elim Pentecostal Church, 48 Albert Steet, Ryde, PO33 2SB
URL

Event will also be livestreamed through youtube

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