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

Secretary of State to Visit the Island

The Island’s MP Andrew Turner has announced the Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the Rt. Hon.

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