Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely says he is working to get the best deal for the Island, as the Brexit deadlock rumbles on.
Senior Conservatives are accusing Jeremy Corbyn of hypocrisy for refusing to meet the Prime Minister for face-to-face Brexit talks.
The Labour leader is demanding Theresa May rules out a no-deal departure before he’ll accept her invite to discuss a way forward.
Mr Seely voted to support Teresa May’s Brexit deal – and voted in confidence her. However, the Island’s MP says the Isle of Wight remains his main priority.
He is in Westminster again today (Thursday) to hold talks with Government members about getting the Isle of Wight actually recognised as an island – like the Scottish islands are – so more money is distributed here.
Speaking exclusively to Isle of Wight Radio from central London, Mr Seely said:
“The business of getting a better deal for the Island continues. I have meetings today about Venture Quays and the battle for better funding for the council continues.
“As the Brexit situation rumbles on, my main role continues to be to work for a better deal for the Isle of Wight.
“We had to make a factually based case, working closely with our council leader Dave Stewart and council chief executive, John Metcalfe, to explain to central Government why the funding formula doesn’t work for us and we are owed millions of pounds.
“University of Portsmouth did a great report which looks at the extra costs of being an island. It recognises islands in Scotland, but currently, not in England.”