LABOUR CANDIDATE FOR ISLE OF WIGHT WEST COMMENTS ON TACTICAL POLLING PREDICTIONS

Richard Quigley, the Labour candidate for Isle of Wight West in the upcoming General Election, has responded to recent tactical polling predictions.

Tactical sites such as tacticalvote.co.uk and getvoting.org have declared Labour is the best chance to beat the Tories in the Isle of Wight West constituency.

Recent polls have shown encouraging signs for the Labour Party, suggesting a close race in Isle of Wight West. However, Richard urges voters to focus on the importance of every single vote as election day approaches. He says:

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“It’s an encouraging prediction, but the only poll that matters is on the 4th July. We think the result will be closer than any of the polls suggest and that every vote counts. Labour is the only party capable of beating the Conservatives or Reform and we’ll be working hard to make sure promises turn into ballot papers marked for Richard Quigley.”

Richard’s campaign has been working tirelessly to address the key issues affecting the Isle of Wight, including Ferries, Healthcare, Education, and Housing. The Labour candidate emphasises the need for change and the opportunity for residents to make their voices heard in this pivotal election.

Speaking on his election campaign, Richard has said:

“Our team is out in full force, speaking with residents and addressing their concerns. The support we’ve received has been overwhelming, and it’s clear that people are ready for a government that truly represents their interests,.

“We are committed to delivering real change for the Isle of Wight, a Labour MP in a Labour government would be a powerful combination. With only Conservative representation, we are invisible to government. As can be seen from Bob Seely’s record”.

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As the campaign enters its final stages, Richard and his team continue to engage with voters through various events, canvassing efforts, and community meetings.

The focus remains on ensuring that every resident understands the significance of their vote and the impact it can have on the future of their community.


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Brian Potter
Brian Potter
12 days ago

‘Promises turned into ballot papers’… the question is whether those ballot papers will turns into results.

Bluto
Bluto
Reply to  Brian Potter
11 days ago

Whilst local issues such as housing, pot holes, bus routes, ferry and train services etc are a worry for many people we must focus on WHY these issues are happening.

It is NOT coincidence that since massive immigration, with hundreds arriving illegally each DAY, that housing is in short supply and so expensive to buy and rent.

None arrive with land to build upon or the money to buy a home.

So we lose more countryside, wildlife and beauty AND. end up paying to have them add to our woes of longer wait for doctors, hospital, dental appointments, take energy, water, education costs.

Vote Reform as the others will add to the demise of our country culture and safety. You owe it to your children.

Last edited 11 days ago by Bluto
Ferryphile
Ferryphile
Reply to  Bluto
11 days ago

I agree. Focus on the reason for these issues: not immigrants, but public services starved of funding by the Tory government, in the name of ‘austerity’ alongside policy decisions that favour the rich and have left ordinary people with the highest tax burden since the 1940’s.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Bluto
11 days ago

Bluto
Your obsession misses a fundamental misapprehension, despite your very own observations: these illegals are in no position to rent, let alone buy, property. If they are very lucky, they get crammed umpteen to a room in grotty hostels, otherwise it’s the streets (no wonder HM Gov can’t find them). So how you think they are consuming housing is beyond me.

Richard
Richard
12 days ago

Simple fact is you vote for Labour you are voting for socialism and wokeness. Deny it all you want and even if you don’t like sunak and his cronies if you want higher taxes and I mean alot higher to pay for illegal immigrants etc then vote Labour.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Richard
11 days ago

Oh dear, Mr Farage has got to you, hasn’t he?

Even you would have to agree that Comrade Sunak has been spreading it about a bit regarding immigrants (that is, the illegal kind). I expect even you have heard of his Rwanda scheme, and how much of your money he has spent so far on achieving exactly nothing?
Since nobody seems to know how to stop the arrivals (except, of course, by helping to improve their conditions back home aka Overseas Aid and Foreign Policy, neither a priority of the Tories), the sensible thing is to let them work, thus saving vast support costs while contributing to the economy. They’d also be easy to find in the event of asylum being refused.
Perhaps that’s a bit too sensible for some voters.

bembridge barnie
bembridge barnie
Reply to  Helen Highwater
10 days ago

Talking about vast costs, how about corrupt solicitiors and so called immigrant advisors who are milking the legal aid budget to the tune of many millions, fighting hopeless cases and in most cases inventing reasons why these illegal migrnats cannot be deported.

IsleoWill
IsleoWill
Reply to  Richard
10 days ago

Dick by name, dick by nature

Mike Down
Mike Down
Reply to  Richard
7 days ago

The Labour Party is a moderate Centre-left social democratic perty. It’s roots are in Methodism, Christian socialism, NOT Marxism. It’s a broad church and has occasionally had leaders like Michael Foot and Jeremy Corbyn who were more “left” than centre left, but they have never been successful.if you think Attlee, Wilson, Blair or Starmer were dangerous
far left commies you are off your head,!

John
John
12 days ago

Who cares about the blues? Reform is the only option to get the browns out.

Brig Bother
Brig Bother
Reply to  John
11 days ago

Farage has just gone on record blaming the West for the invasion of Ukraine.

Basically blaming countries like Poland exercising their democratic rights as free countries to join NATO of their own volition.

This is like blaming a homeowner being targeted by local criminals because they joined a neighbourhood watch scheme.

If you vote for a party led by a man who actually admires the vicious murdering dictator who rules Russia with an iron fist and allies himself with communist N Korea and China then you aren’t a patriot.

Just the opposite, in fact.

bembridge barnie
bembridge barnie
Reply to  Brig Bother
10 days ago

Are these the same patriots who arrive here for no legal reason then cause carnage at demonstrations because they are not put in five star hotels, and given everything the hearts desire.

Islander
Islander
12 days ago

Why has he has he got that simpering wretch look on his face

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Islander
11 days ago

Perhaps it’s a smile. You’d begrudge anyone a happy face?

ISlander
ISlander
Reply to  Islander
10 days ago

It’s looks like the kind of look you give someone when you think they are talking garbage.

So guessing he was looking at Seely at the time.

IsabelR
IsabelR
11 days ago

This is the season of outrageous promises. To listen to candidates, anyone would think they will have the power to fix all that we complain needs fixing. In truth, all they will be able to do is lobby government, campaign, draw attention to, speak on our behalf.
That is NOT the same as delivering those changes.
Promises, promises..

Rossokelly
Rossokelly
Reply to  IsabelR
11 days ago

Spot on. In truth your local MP is just lobby fodder for their party in Westminster. They have no power and not much influence over what happens in their own constituency. But why would they tell you that?

Bobs Biggest Fan
Bobs Biggest Fan
Reply to  Rossokelly
10 days ago

Exactly The definition of an MP !!

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
11 days ago

Just waiting for Bluto with the vote Deform nonsense.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse
11 days ago

No thanks. Labour, new Labour, old Labour, same Labour. Spend all the money and then blame the tories for cuts.

Nothing but the truth
Nothing but the truth
Reply to  Dangermouse
11 days ago

No thanks Tories who eventually spend all the money because of the mess made by their cuts, but always make sure the rich are ok.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Dangermouse
11 days ago

If it’s cuts you want, then it’s the Tories for you. You can’t say Sunak’s lot didn’t spend the money – but you might usefully ask “where?”. Duff PPE, HS2, Rwanda – all superb value for the taxpayers’ money.
But if you’d prefer it to be spent on improving health services, social support, education and infrastructure, you know what to do.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse
Reply to  Helen Highwater
11 days ago

Tax cuts? Definitely. My money in my pocket. Where it belongs. Labour will never offer anyone a tax cut. As for spending money, I think your find the overwhelming majority of the £400 billion that was spent that was extra spending went on keeping businesses afloat during covid. You remember covid, where Labour wanted everyone locked in their homes for longer. If Labour do win on July 4th, they won’t be left the biggest deficit since WW2. As was the case in 2010 when they left office, 6.9% of gdp. They will have an economy where debt as a percentage of gdp is falling, inflation at its lowest rate for 3 years and an economy that is expected to grow quicker in 2025. Very different to 1979 and 2010.

ISlander
ISlander
Reply to  Dangermouse
10 days ago

You know the under the current Tory government we have the highest rates of personal taxation since the 1950s, right?

What the Tories are doing with their promises is like someone shooting you in the legs and promising to fix it by buying you a nice pair of crutches.

Only the very wealthy do well under the Tories. That has always been their way

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  Dangermouse
11 days ago

Forget Labour. You got to admit the Tories have done a fine job of cutting/decimating everything over the last 14 years all on their own. Huge NHS waiting list and an inability to get a GP appointment are just 2 examples of their outstanding work.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse
Reply to  Qwerty King
11 days ago

I have no trouble getting a gp appointment. Try e-consult on the app. Its easy, peasy. Huge waiting list, very true. Thanks to covid, it would have been even longer had they listened to Labour.

ISlander
ISlander
Reply to  Dangermouse
10 days ago

What rock have you been living under?

The Tories actually HAVE spent all the money at the same time as they destroyed our public services.

It doesn’t take a genius to work out where and what the money actually went on.

Skippy
Skippy
Reply to  Dangermouse
9 days ago

Who has been in power for the ladt 14 years. Dont let facts get in the way !

Bobs Biggest Fan
Bobs Biggest Fan
11 days ago

It comes down to which liar do you believe the most .. after 14 yrs of CONs and the useless CONs island MP’s Time for change is really needed.. Seely has not delivered .. and never will .

None of them worth Voting for!
None of them worth Voting for!
11 days ago

I am voting tacticly, I ain’t voting for no B’stard.

bembridge barnie
bembridge barnie
11 days ago

Interesting article unfortunetely ruined by the journalist not doing their homework, getvoting.org is a left wing activism group solely in place to get you to vote labour.

Ferryphile
Ferryphile
Reply to  bembridge barnie
11 days ago

To vote tactically against the Tories: not quite the same thing, although in many cases will be Labour.

Michael fish's smelly finger
Michael fish's smelly finger
11 days ago

I won’t be voting anyway, they’re all too left wing for my liking

Tony t
Tony t
10 days ago

Vote reform, Labour will destroy our country,,

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Tony t
10 days ago

Only a fool would trust Deform UK

Brig Bother
Brig Bother
Reply to  Tony t
10 days ago

Whereas Reform would turn it into a one party state with Farage as president for life.

If that’s what you want, move to Russia.

Or China.

Or North Korea.

Tony t
Tony t
Reply to  Brig Bother
10 days ago

Between starmer & khan you will suffer, just watch this space & remember what i said, reform are not perfect by any means but they are the best we have for now, anyone who loves this country should not vote Labour, unless you’re traitor to your own that is,,
Open your eyes!

Clevor Trevor
Clevor Trevor
9 days ago

The Island will always be Tory.
Only persons living in social housing will be voting
Reform or Labour

 

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