Local News

Statement on Free School Meals

My understanding is that no child on the Isle of Wight has had their free school meals entitlement changed because Universal credit has not been rolled out here for claimants with children.

Statement from Bob Seely on Sandown Bay Academy

“This ministerial approval is great news and a tremendous success for the Island and for education in the Bay area.

“Much hard work has taken place in the community, in the council, by councillors and by officers to get to this point and I thank them for all their efforts.

Bob welcomes review on securing local media

Island MP Bob Seely has welcomed the launch of a new review on securing the future of local and regional press.

The internet has eroded advertising income for local media leading to cuts in staff and the ability to hold local representatives and organsiations to account.

Statement from Bob Seely on Island NHS Trust report

"I welcome this report.  We need to be able to offer Islanders the very best quality healthcare, and we need to support NHS staff in delivering that healthcare.  Overall, I want as much health treatment, delivered safely and to the highest standards on the Island, as possible.  I give Islanders m