CONSERVATIVES ‘DELIVERING FOR THE ISLAND’ SAYS GROUP LEADER

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Cllr Dave Stewart meeting Prime Minster Theresa May earlier this year

The Conservative Administration at County Hall is already ‘delivering for the Island’ – that is the message from Group Leader Councillor Dave Stewart as the Tories reach their 6-month anniversary this week.

The Conservatives took over the running of the Isle of Wight Council from the Independents back in May. Since then the administration has been working towards improving many aspects of the Isle of Wight.

A 6-month performance review has been published today (Monday) listing the Conservative’s achievements in setting and sticking to a balanced budget and securing many millions of pounds in Government investment for the Island, its economy and its transport infrastructure.

Councillor Stewart has said:

“It’s only six months since we were asked by Council to form the administration on 17th May. But already the Tory Team has hit the ground running in so many important areas.

“From saving Sandown school and driving up standards in our schools, to delivering major improvements in adult social care we are determined that Island services will be among the best in the country”.

“But, despite the rapid progress highlighted by the 24 achievements set out in the Review document, we’ve hardly begun the huge task of turning around our Island’s fortunes and aspirations. From the economy and the jobs market, to education and adult social care; from the environment and housing to our health service and transport infrastructure, there remains a huge amount of work to do. Island residents can count on the Conservative Team at County Hall to listen to their priorities, to respond positively to them, and to deliver a professional and ethical service regardless of party politics.

“Our residents deserve their public services to be among the best in country, and to achieve that remains our ambition”.

The review document can be downloaded here.

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