Election: 2017 Isle Of Wight Turnout Higher Than 2015

Pile of ballot papers on the Isle of Wight

More Islanders turned out to vote in the 2017 General Election than in 2015.

According to the Isle of Wight Council’s returning officer Chris Matthews, there are 74,576 ballot papers this year, representing a turnout of 67.38%.

In 2015, turnout was 70,300 and 65%.

It shows a 2.38% rise in the number of people turning out.

Polling stations were open on a rainy 8 June, between 5am and 10pm.

Follow our live blog from the overnight count here.