Four to One Victory for the Government

Last night the House of Commons voted 494 to 122 in favour of the Government’s EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.  The vote was the result of three days of detailed discussion on the Bill and suggested amendments.  Usually this (Committee Stage) takes place outside the chamber with a small num

Island MP ‘Proud to vote’ on Brexit Bill last night

Last night the House of Commons voted 498 votes to 114 in favour of the Government’s EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, brought in following a ruling of the Supreme Court on January 24th.  The Court accepted that the Prime Minister has ‘royal prerogative powers’ in respect of international rel

Solent Deal ‘Dead in the Water’ says MP

The Island’s MP yesterday attended two meetings in Parliament about the prospects of devolution for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area.  The meetings were called by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight All Party Parliamentary Group – of which Andrew Turner is Vice-Chairman.  Council leaders were inv

MP will vote to invoke Article 50 ‘unconditionally’

Andrew Turner welcomed the announcement yesterday that there is to be a White Paper published on the Government’s plans for Brexit – following this week’s ruling of the Supreme Court that the Government needed the permission of Parliament to trigger Article 50.  There had been calls from across t

MP mourns loss of two Island political figures

The Island’s MP, Andrew Turner has paid tribute to two well-known figures from the world of Island politics who passed away this weekend.  Morris Barton OBE, a former leader of the Council and Colin Richards, councillor for Arreton and Newchurch.

Mr Turner said:

MP’s Bus Trip to London supports The Bus Shelter IOW

Last month a number of Islander’s had their names drawn in a ballot to take part in the third annual visit to the Houses of Parliament organised by the Island’s MP, Andrew Turner, and supported by Red Funnel Ferries and Southern Vectis.

New National Funding Formula for Schools

The Island’s MP, Andrew Turner has welcomed proposals for a new funding formula which will apply to both Isle of Wight and mainland schools, saying:

SNP and LibDems Continue to Fight Against Brexit

Last week the House of Commons voted on a motion to accept the Government’s timetable for Brexit.  Of the 550 MPs who took part in the vote, 89 MPs voted to defy the will of the British people.  The motion was passed with a majority of 372.  The group voting against consisted of 51 Scottish Natio

MP Condemns Uncontrolled Immigration

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the latest immigration statistics.  These are the first figures published since the EU referendum on 23rd June and include figures up to the end of June.  They demonstrate that immigration is still soaring and net immigration (long-term immig

MP Calls for a Sustainable and Independent Fisheries Policy

This week the Island’s MP Andrew Turner took part in a debate on the UK’s Fishing Industry and its future. Mr Turner highlighted problems with the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the opportunities ahead post-Brexit.