When is an island not an island (Questions (Do the decision makers in…
When is an island not an island
Do the decision makers in westminster take us seriously?
What do you love about our Island
Tell me about you and why you chose to be our MP?
Where will that fight take you next
Where has your fight for the island taken you
Do other islands benefit from funding we dont
Are island ferry costs unfairly high or do we all just grumble about them because we have done for years
IS the Island Properly recognised as an Island? or has our island status been undermined to save money?
has much changed since your speech in Jan 2018
How is the island at a funding disadvantage?
how was there nothing in it for the isle of Wight?
How did it force more housing on the island
What was solent devolution package?
The Island has more 80-plus residents than the national average
recent NHS reports have simply ignored the island factor
the ferries were privatised with no public service obligation.
Scottish islands receive extra money from the Scottish islands needs allowance based on a number of factors. Welsh islands seem to have bridges galore. We have none of that. We have only the world’s most expensive unregulated ferries.
more than £100 million a year on the ferries.
fail to qualify for the rural services delivery grant,
I asked one of the ferry owners whether there was a more expensive ferry anywhere in the world. He said, “Try the chain link between Cowes and East Cowes.” I thought, “That’s not a great answer.” The Government recognise that islands play a special role in Britain. We would like the same recognition for the Isle of Wight—England’s island
First, we are victims of prejudice in public project funding. The Green Book assessments—the way the Government rate public sector investment
dealing with decades of historical underfunding
We are the largest constituency in Britain, with some 140,000 souls
sometimes Whitehall assumes that we are not really an island in the true sense of the word
The fair funding formula is due to be implemented in 2021