Isle of Wight General Election Candidates 2017

The Isle of Wight’s polling stations have now closed, in the 2017 General Election.

Islanders have spent today (Thursday) deciding who should be our new MP.

Six people have been campaigning for your vote: Liberal Democrat Nick Belfitt, who leads the party on the Isle of Wight; Labour’s Julian Critchley; Independent Julie Jones-Evans, who is an Isle of Wight Councillor for Newport Central;  Green Party education spokesperson Vix Lowthion, who also stood in 2015; UKIP’s Daryll Pitcher, an Isle of Wight Councillor for Wootton until last month’s local election; and Conservative Bob Seely, who is the Isle of Wight Councillor for Central Wight and who is representing the party after the Isle of Wight’s MP of 16 years, Andrew Turner, made controversial comments about gay rights to schoolchildren at Christ The King school before stepping aside.

Scroll down for our live blog from the count…

By roibu
By roibu

Polling stations were open between 5am and 10pm today and we should know what turn out was like shortly.

Isle of Wight Radio is at the count tonight in Cowes (moved from its usual location due to the Isle of Wight Festival). We are expecting a result around 3am, though that could change.

Tweet @iwightradio using #iwvote or send us a message via Facebook and let us know your thoughts!

Plus refresh and follow our live blog here, for the latest information….

Thanks to @Bill626 who got into the act with the Twitter phenomenon #dogsatpollingstations
Thanks to @Bill626 who got into the act with the Twitter phenomenon #dogsatpollingstations