CROSS-PARTY WORKING ‘PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST’ SAY GREENS, INDEPENDENTS AND OUR ISLAND

Candidates from the Greens, Independents and ‘Our Island’ are putting aside politics for the sake of the Island and Island residents.

In the forthcoming election, there is an alleged ‘strong likelihood’ that the Conservatives will lose their majority. Our Island say the party’s ‘bizarre’ claims that the choice for voters is between them and Labour are simply untrue.

There are candidates standing across the Island and across the political spectrum who have pledged to work together to create a disciplined, diverse and organised coalition building on the widest possible range of strengths and skills rather than being based on narrow partisan interests, it is said.

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Cameron Palin, Green Party candidate for Osborne, has said:

“Over the last 4 years we have seen the Conservative Council ignore Islanders’ concerns and put their own party politics first. I am ready to put the residents of Osborne and the Island first, because as a Green I am free to vote independently and for my community’s best interests. This means when you vote, you don’t only vote for someone with core principles and policies but also for a person who will always put their community first.”

Debbie Andre, Independent candidate for Sandown North, adds:

“Over the past four years, we have seen the systematic erosion of transparency and accountability by the Conservative administration at County Hall. An alliance working to agreed aims and policies will provide the necessary skills to restructure our broken Council. It will enable us to fully represent the Island, understand its needs and, working with local experts, find viable solutions to the issues we face, many of which stem from the maladministration of the past four years but are being blamed on the pandemic.”

Jonathan Bacon, Our Island candidate for Brading and St Helens, says:

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“We recognise that the way forward for the Island and the Council is to work together and put the Island first. The concentration on party political conflict, that we have seen far too much of in recent years has damaged the Island, its residents and businesses. We now have a chance to restore democracy and open up the Council so that residents can question what it does and be part of the decisions that affect how our money is spent.”


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smokey
smokey
1 month ago

some of these people standing under new party names are the ones that order the floating bridge

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

perhaps if these individuals stopped trying to make another group look bad by pointing out what they think they have or haven’t done – bit like children in the school – ooh look at what they did! and spent more time on the following..

demonstrating a firm commitment to no more housebuilding on an green field site
demonstrating a firm commitment to no more change of use of brownfield to housing
increasing the tax on second homes to an unaffordable level – to discourage buying and preserve homes for islanders
reducing the council tax
reducing council waste
cutting back on the size of the councils and all the hanger ons.

the might get elected

Margret
Margret
Reply to  isle of wighter
1 month ago

so poetic made me cry pls stop!!!!!

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 month ago

Millions of pounds of our council tax payments WASTED on that Floating Bridge hardly ever working thingy……vote wisely IOW residents. Conservatives don’t care about the island and the decent, employed and working, law abiding residents, they only care for under hand, back hander deals. Save our countryside.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Sunshine
1 month ago

the rest are no better – they will be lining their pockets the minute they smell the gravy train coming

Joe mama
Joe mama
1 month ago

Cameron palin what a joke people that vote for him are as much a clown as he is LOL.

ron
ron
1 month ago

Just remember Mr. Bacon was the worst leader the island has ever had and was involved in the
white elephant called the floating bridge

Stephen
Stephen
1 month ago

I don’t know who I will vote for but i know 100% it won’t be the ones that are in know. Shame the other three couldn’t join forces as one and work together

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  Stephen
1 month ago

It sounds good in theory but never works in practice, give em 6 months and they would be biteing each others heads off, shame,

Chiz
Chiz
1 month ago

Scrap penny feathers and ban new green field builds.
Give island young people homes instead mainland overspill.
Give island business some tax breaks.
Promote apprenticeships for local youngsters with the big companies.
You’ll get my vote!

If you can’t be bothered any more than Dave Stuart and his cronies don’t ask me for it!

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