Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, the 2 politicians battling it out to become the new leader of the Conservative party and ultimately Prime Minister, will be visiting the Isle of Wight on Thursday.
The duo will be joining the Isle of Wight Conservative Association at an event taking place in the East Wight between 12:30 and 16:30. The venue will be revealed to confirmed attendees only and the event is only open to paid-up members of the Conservative Party.
Jeremy and Boris will appear separately, with a break in-between. Each will give a speech and then take questions.
The news was confirmed this evening by Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely, who said he and Association Officers have managed to persuade both candidates to make a ‘special detour’.
Hustings are taking place across the country as Johnson and Hunt both work to secure vital votes from Party members.
The new leader will be announced the week commencing 22nd July.
UPDATE TUESDAY – Bob Seely MP has today said:
“I’m delighted that both Boris and Jeremy are visiting the Island this Thursday.
“One of the things that I promised when Islanders elected me as their Member of Parliament was that I would make sure that the Island had a higher profile in Whitehall and that Islanders would be listened to by our national leaders.
“The Island is the first constituency in the UK to host a dedicated event for both the candidates in their quest to be the next Prime Minister.”