Isle of Wight Labour parliamentary candidate Richard Quigley has written to Conservative Bob Seely asking him to insist his party’s leaders immediately publish an intelligence report into alleged covert Russian activity in the UK. Mr Seely says other issues need to take priority.

Richard Quigley says he wants to make sure British voters can cast their ballots “with full
knowledge of where Russian influence and money is being applied.


In response, Bob Seely told Isle of Wight Radio that Mr Quigley needs to concentrate on the things that are important to Islanders:

“Richard should focus on things that are important to people, like getting Brexit sorted and then delivering on the peoples’ priorities: health, police, education and the economy.

“I will be campaigning on my achievements in the past two and a half years, and outlining a positive plan for the future. It’s clear Labour don’t have a vision or agenda for either Islanders or the British people, hence their need for conspiracy theories.

“Let’s get Brexit done and then deliver on the peoples’ priorities – both nationally and here on the Island.”

On 17 October, Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee completed its report on interference by the Russian government into British politics. Downing Street says it will publish the report after the election, which is a decision that has faced some criticism.
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