Last week Andrew Turner was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight for a fourth consecutive term, with a majority of 13,700 votes – a substantial increase on his 2010 majority of 10,527.
Mr Turner commented:
“I am obviously very pleased and honoured that Islanders have put their trust in me to represent them and the Island for the next five years, and I am looking forward to the challenges.
“I would like to thank everybody who voted for me, in fact I would like to thank everybody who voted for the other candidates as well; it is important people use their vote. I have been elected as a Conservative, but I have always worked hard to represent all Islanders, regardless of their politics – and I shall continue to do that.
“During the campaign I set out my priorities for the Island. They include supporting the Council and the Government to improve our education system and the NHS, protecting our unique environment, supporting local businesses and producers and working to ensure the Island has an improved transport system. I want to ensure a better quality of life for Islanders and help to bring jobs and prosperity for Island residents. After a short breather following a tough campaign I will be working hard with others to bring about real results. I know that many Islanders want a referendum on our future with Europe, and with a Conservative government we will get the opportunity to have our say.”
Turner’s agent, Councillor Ian Ward said:
“I am so pleased that Andrew won the election with such a resounding majority, which clearly demonstrates that Islanders think he is the right person to represent them in Parliament.
“Andrew faced a number of issues in the run-up to the election, but his determination, strength and ability has seen him overcome them all. Andrew has always been a standard-bearer for fairness, consideration and honesty, no matter what the issue. I wish him every success for his coming term.”