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Island MP praises ‘Good’ Care given by NHS Staff

Following the formal announcement today that the Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been put into special measures by the Care Quality Commission, the Island’s MP has praised the front-line care given by NHS Staff, which has been highlighted as good, despite the many problems found at the Trust.

MP challenges Island Independent Group over ferry plans

The Island’s MP is challenging the Island Independent Group to provide clarity on their recent announcement that if elected they will attempt to buy Red Funnel, currently on the market for a reported £250m.  Andrew Turner said there appears to have been little thought before making the announceme

MP welcomes Government commitment to Island Line

Andrew Turner has said he is pleased that the franchise awarding process of the South Western franchise which includes IslandLine is over.  The Government have announced that a joint venture between First Group and MTR will operate the railway for the next seven years, until August 2024.

Rural Area Business Funding raised at PMQs

Yesterday the Island’s MP Andrew Turner asked the Prime Minister for more funding for rural areas like the Island with many small and micro businesses to ‘deliver a country that works for all’.  Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) is held weekly when the Commons sits and MPs of all parties put thei

Concerns voiced over Ferry Company Sale

It has been announced that Red Funnel, one of the vital cross Solent ferry services is to be sold by current owners, InfraCapital.  The news has led two leading Island politicians to voice concerns about the future ownership of the company.   It was reported at the weekend that the Prudential’s i

‘What about British Expats’ rights?’ asks MP

Andrew Turner has responded to the news that last night the House of Lords voted to amend the Bill giving the Prime Minister the right to trigger Article 50, and start negotiations to determine the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union.  The EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill left th