I’m Bob Seely, Member of Parliament for the Isle of Wight.
It’s a privilege to be the Island’s MP and to represent it in our Parliament.
Find out here about my campaigns to get a better deal for the Island, and my six-point plan for the future.
I’m here to help and I always enjoy hearing from fellow Islanders, please do get in touch. I live near Brighstone and hold weekly phone, in-person or pub surgeries across the Island.
I’m committed to stamping out crimes such as home burglary and anti-social behaviour. We have already recruited another 30 police officers on the Island. We’re also ensuring that our police spend more time on the beat and visible in our communities, cutting crime.
Education is a success story in England. Reading achievement in Year 5 is now amongst the best in the world and the percentage of good or outstanding schools in England has gone up from under 70 percent to near 90 percent.
Island pay is similar to the rest of the country but below the South East. I want to get a better deal on jobs to give Islanders better life chances and better opportunities.
On planning and the environment, we need to protect more of the Island’s unique landscape and environment, including our rivers, seas and green spaces. We need a more appropriate housing target for the Island and I want to see more action from Southern Water to reduce storm overflows.
Many healthcare services like those provided at St Mary’s Hospital are too critical to be provided on the mainland. I’m focused on supporting St Mary’s as well as improving access to GP and dental services on the Island.
In 2019, we secured the biggest investment in rail on the Island in 50 years to upgrade our trains, stations, and track; repair Ryde Railway Pier; and keep trains running to Ryde Pier Head.