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GENERAL ELECTION: BOB SEELY ELECTED AS MP FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT


ISLE OF WIGHT GENERAL ELECTION 2019 RESULTS
Seely
CON
41,815
Votes
Quigley
LABOUR
18,078
Votes
Lowthion
GREEN
11,338
Votes
Feeney
IND
1,542
Votes
Love
IND
874
Votes
Pitcher
IND
795
Votes

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.

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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

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Darren Street
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Darren Street

Well done to Bob Seely, it is fair to say that Bob/Tories are clearly the most appropriate person/party to represent the Isle of Wight, watching the hustlings hosted last week by IWRadio Bob was by far the most educated and by far the most professional in his answering to the questions asked, it was extremely disappointing to hear the hecklers in the crowd each time Bob spoke however it is now clear that these hecklers were a minority ! I sincerely hope that the Isle of Wight over the next 5 years under the Tories is now recognised as an island and the budgets allocated to our hospital, schools and public services are reflective to us not being part of the UK Mainland. I have to conclude in my saying that Vix Lowthian (the greens) represented herself extremely well at the hustlings however at this critical time in our economy the greens manifesto was not strong enough to vote for however Vix Lowthian is certainly someone we should listen and keep an eye on. I conclude in saying that as a business owner/employer on the Island that the best party has remained in power, I sincerely hope that now Brexit can conclude swiftly our UK economy can grow and our wonderful island can prosper. Congratulations to the Tories and I raise a glass to Bob Seely and for those hecklers at the hustlings look at the results Bob Seely won by a landmark so it goes to show those who shout loudest are often not the majority but the disruptors And those adults that were heckling need to remember that they were being watched by the younger generation and you are meant to be setting an example.

Wayne Kingston
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Wayne Kingston

Good for the country but God help us on the Isle of Wight

Island Boy
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Island Boy

Whilst l did not place my vote with the re elected MP, he has kept hold of his seat with a large majority……. so Mr Seely, now you have retained the position of the voice of the people on the Isle of Wight, it is now time for you to start work for the people of the Island.
How about by giving us a commitment to sort out the chain ferry, get something done to reclaim some of the excess cash taxpayers have had to throw at it.
More importantly. The cross Solent ferry companies…
Bring them to task over thier pricing structure. Timetables etc. We are all held at thier mercy as to weather they decide to run or just cancell a service at the drop of a hat.
We are supposed to be a tourist Island , how about speaking to central government to get some funding to re juvinate Sandown, there is so much work that needs to be done on our Island. I hope you are going to be worthy of the trust that the residents of the Island Have bestowed upon you in this coming term.
However I fear not. Please prove me wrong.!

Bob Frapples
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Bob Frapples

Wait for it,wait for it

John Pole
Member
John Pole

Disappointing for the IOW unlucky Carl

Newman
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Newman

At last the quest for a fixed link is over.

Stevejw
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Stevejw

5more years of pain but still labour came a good second,well done Simon

Zack Zuck
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Zack Zuck

I also come second sometimes, keeps the missus happy

none given
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none given

Well done Bob – over 2000 more people got out and voted for you this time than in the last election.

Commiserations to the others.

Get Brexit done and perhaps now, all the do gooding, hand wringing, liberal lefties, will accept the fact that no matter what they say or do, once
again, the country has spoken in a democratic election – we are leaving the EU.

Referendum in 2016 – result – leave the EU
General Election 2017 – result – tory victory on the back of a brexit manifesto
General Election 2019 – result – absolute landslide victory for the tories – on the back of Get Brexit done – we are leaving

As Boris said – Put a sock in it remainers – there will be no second referendum. We are finally leaving the EU cabal of unelected faceless bureaucrats.

MissNursey
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MissNursey

Great news now we can get the hell out of Europe !

Clare Steen
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Clare Steen

Wonderful news not just for our Island, but for the rest of the UK.
This result is the best Christmas present for all of us, now we must move on and re-build our future..

Just Saying
Guest
Just Saying

One of the first jobs for the new MP is to make Wightlink accountable for its cancelled sailings so travellers are financially compensated.

FOGGY
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FOGGY

Yes, all other transport operators do, why should WL/RF be exempt. I recently had compo from Brittany ferries for a cancellation without asking.

Quentin Crisp
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Quentin Crisp

And build a bridge

Concerned of Wootton
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Concerned of Wootton

What we all need to remember now, are the promises that the CONservative party made to get re-elected. 50000 new nurses and 50 million more GP appointments a year. 20000 new police officers, Millions more invested every week in science, schools, apprenticeships and infrastructure while controlling debt. Reaching Net Zero by 2050 with investment in clean energy solutions and green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and pollution. They will not raise the rate of income tax, VAT or National Insurance. And finally “We will get Brexit done in January and unleash the potential of our whole country” https://vote.conservatives.com/our-plan

If any one of those promises are broken, we will know what a CON man he and his party are!!

FOGGY
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FOGGY

Hallelujah, well done bob. I’m not a big fan but hey, the People of the country with a brain can take a big sigh of relief knowing that those retarded Marxists Corbin and McDonald’s are history.

nick
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nick

We can look forward to more st marys roundabout chaos, floating bridge decisions ect cant wait!!

Neil
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Neil

It would be far better, more proactive and a better prospect for the island if Mr Seely actually lived in his constituency instead of predominantly residing on the mainland. How can someone have a voice for the island, representing us in the house of commons when the gentleman who is elected spends the majority of his time away from the public who elected him? Should he not listen to his constituents and then raise our concerns and fears for the islands future by being here to hear them instead of reading countless emails? Many a better island representative stood for election only to be defeated by an interloper and an infrequent one at that. What we need is an island resident (permanent) and not a procrastinating part timer to fight for our lives and our futures. I’ll get down off of my soapbox now.

none given
Guest
none given

that is just it Neil – Bob was the best out of the candidates that stood – he gained a higher number of votes this time, than he did two years ago – clearly the islanders are happy with the service he provides.

none of the others standing came even close to his level of capability

Quentin Crisp
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Quentin Crisp

What you mean to say, the old people who are one foot in the grave voted him again for no apparent reason.

none given
Guest
none given

@quentin

no, a significant number of us who are no where near being old, voted for Bob – because he is the only one with any credibility amongst all those standing.

your arrogance is breathtaking

Robert jolliffe
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Robert jolliffe

Well done Mr seely very much the only one for job ahead,democracy rules.

Zack Zuck
Guest
Zack Zuck

Ahh, butthurt is delicious

Zack Zuck
Guest
Zack Zuck

Reminder that downvoting my comments only proves my point

Quaesitor
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Quaesitor

It is an impressive result…for the right wing press who told you all what to do. Free will and reasoned discussion? You have been completely played. And those of you over 60 –

none given
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none given

@quaesitror..

the words….sore loser, appear to be appropriate here

The relentless, left wing biased campaign via social media and mainstream media has been nothing short of repugnant. Thankfully the people do not listen to such clap trap and voted accordingly.

There is no need for debate, we voted to put the tories in power for a minimum of five years in our droves, because the rest felt that we should be dictated to and ignored. Those that tried to thwart the will of the people lost their seats, all of them.

Referendum 2016 – we said leave
General election 2017 – we voted tories in, as they said they would implement the referendum result.
General election 2019 – the tories got a landslide victory, because they said they will implement the brexit result.

To ensure that none of those who prevented the tories from delivering on their 2017 pledge could do so again, none of us voted for them and they lost their seats, their jobs and their ability to thwart the process any more

Our society is built on the fundamental premise that results obtained from the ballot box will be respected and implemented accordingly. Without that foundation in place, our entire society, which is built upon it, will collapse.

We have given politicians a bloody nose and reminded them, who is actually in charge – us, not them.

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