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The Island’s MP, Andrew Turner, is encouraging Islanders not to miss the opportunity to enter the ballot for up to 2 tickets for a trip to London, including a tour of the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 29th November.

A Southern Vectis coach will pick passengers up from pick-up points in Newport and Ryde, travel to London via Red Funnel Ferry where there will be the opportunity to take a guided tour around Parliament, with time for shopping or sightseeing before joining the coach to return to the Island. The only cost to participants will be a £10 donation per person to be paid in advance of the trip, all of which will go to Island charities.

Mr Turner has said:

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“In previous years this has been a very popular event so I would urge anyone who would like to join the trip to ensure they get their names in the ballot before the deadline of Friday 18th November”.

Islanders may enter into the ballot for up to 2 places. Due to the limited number of places those who have been on the trip in the past will not be entered into the ballot. You should send the name, address and telephone number (and e-mail address if possible) of 1 or 2 people who wish to take part in the trip by email to [email protected] or by post to Andrew Turner MP, The Riverside Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2QR.

The closing date for ballot entries is 17:00 on Friday 18th November and successful applicants will be notified on Tuesday 22nd November. Because of the number of entries received in previous years, unsuccessful applicants may not be notified on that day. Anyone who has entered the ballot in previous years but did not get a place will be given 2 entries.

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