The Green Party’s electric ‘Stop Brexit Bus’ will make a stop on the Isle of Wight today (Monday) ahead of the MEP elections on Thursday (23).

The bus will be travelling across the Island for the whole day as part of its tour of the South East of England.

It will pay a visit to Ryde seafront at 11.30am and then to Newport centre from 3.30pm.

The single-decker is powered by a 138KW battery system and electric motors, usually charged by solar.

It can do approximately 100 miles on one charge, saving 140kg of CO2 emissions every day.

Vix Lowthion, MEP candidate for the Green Party in the region and who lives on the island, said:

“It’s so exciting to welcome the Stop Brexit electric bus to the Isle of Wight as part of the campaign for more Green MEPs.

“The bus has had such a great reception across the region in Oxford, Worthing, Hastings and Portsmouth – Caroline Lucas even travelled with the passengers to the oil drilling sites near Balcombe.”

As reported previously by Isle of Wight Radio, Islanders heard from some of the South East’s MEP candidates at a Hustings event earlier this month.

The Green Party’s bus will be leaving on the 6pm ferry, followed by a rally and question and answer session with Green Party MEP candidate Vix Lowthion at the Riverside Centre, Newport from 6.30pm.