Reserve your tickets today for the Island’s hustings

Tickets for the joint IW Observer/Island Echo General Election Hustings events are now available to reserve, with all Isle of Wight candidates confirming their participation.

Islanders are being given the opportunity to quiz candidates standing for both the Isle of Wight East and Isle of Wight West constituencies during two events in June.

The Island’s leading, independent print and digital publications have teamed up to jointly host the premier events, working swiftly since the general election on was announced last week to secure venues and dates in the name of local democracy.

Cameron Palin (Green), Ian Pickering (Reform UK), Richard Quigley (Labour), Bob Seely (Conservative) and Nick Stuart (Liberal Democrat) will all be taking part in the first event - for Isle of Wight West - at Newport Minster on Wednesday, June 12. Doors open at 6pm for a prompt 6.30pm start.

Those vying for election for Isle of Wight East - Emily Brothers (Labour), Michael Lilley (Liberal Democrat), Vix Lowthion (Green), Sarah Morris (Reform UK) and Joe Robertson (Conservative) - will also face tough questions at the second hustings, to be held at Ryde School on Wednesday, June 19. Doors will also open at 6pm for a prompt 6.30pm start.

An exit poll will be carried out at both events, with the results published online and in print.

The hustings will be live-streamed to IW Observer’s Facebook Page for those unable to attend in person.

Reserve your ticket:

Darren Toogood, editor/publisher of Island Echo, said:

“It is important that Islanders have the chance to meet the candidates face to face and put important and perhaps challenging questions to them. We are expecting both hustings to sell out quickly, so secure your seat today at the Island’s premier hustings”.

Carole Dennett, editor of the Isle of Wight Observer, added:

“These two events, one for each constituency, will give people an opportunity to find out what the candidates stand for and ask questions on issues that are important to us – not the rest of the country. They will be interesting meetings. We’d like to thank the two venues, Newport Minster and Ryde School, for responding so quickly and making their facilities available”.

A few tickets have been reserved for Islanders who do not have access to the internet. Please call 01983 221050 if you would like us to reserve one for you.