One of the candidates standing in the Newport West Ward by-election for the Newport Parish Council has been welcomed as “good news” for the local community by the serving Isle of Wight Councillor for the ward.
Speaking this week, Councillor Chris Whitehouse, who has represented Newport West since May 2013, said:
“On 7th May, the date of the General Election, we also have a by-election in Newport West Ward for the Newport Parish Council. I’ve never heard of two of the three candidates, but the third, Paul Magee, is good news for the local community. He’s a young and successful local businessman who knows the area well, and I’m already impressed by his knowledge of local issues and his determination to improve the quality of life for all our local people.”
Paul Magee, who runs his own social media management business, Social Heroes, in Newport, has added:
“I’m absolutely committed to Newport and to working with Chris Whitehouse as our Isle of Wight Councillor. Chris has worked hard with the Chair of Newport Parish Council, Julie Jones-Evans, and Cllr John Hobart and Roger Dixcey who also serve on the parish, to save the Victoria Recreation Ground and Pavilion for the local community.
“It’s all about teamwork, and by liaising closely with the Island’s MP, I know we’ll be able to deliver real improvements for Newport West Ward.”
The Newport West Ward includes both Christ the King College and Carisbrooke College as well as Carisbrooke Church of England Primary School and Newport Church of England Primary School, and consists of Wellington Road and the residential estates leading off it. Issues that Paul Magee is highlighting include traffic and parking problems at school run time, flooding of Lukely Brook affecting Caesars Road and the surrounding area, and the future of the Victoria Recreation Ground, amongst an array of other exciting plans.