Conservative’s Bob Seely has once again been elected as Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight – securing 41,815 votes in yesterday’s General Election.
Islanders headed to the polls on Thursday to cast their vote in what has been dubbed the Brexit Election. The turnout of 74,691 (66.09%) was on par with 2017’s 74,576 (67.38%).
Bob received a total of 38,190 votes in the previous election, but 2 years on and this time around he secured 41,815 votes – a majority of 23,737. It’s another victory for the Conservatives, who have held the Isle of Wight seat since 2001.
Labour’s Richard Quigley took second place with 18,078 votes, beating the Green Party’s Vix Lowthion in third place with 11,338 votes – a decrease from the 12,915 votes she received in 2017.
All 3 independent candidates lost their deposits as they did not secure 5% of the total votes cast. Carl Feeney gained 1,542 votes, Karl Love 874 votes and Daryll Pitcher 795 votes.
The number of ballot papers rejected (247) was as follows:
• Want of an official mark – 0
• Voting for more Candidates than voter was entitled to – 32
• Writing or mark by which voter could be identified –3
• Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty – 212