Isle of Wight Council elections

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Isle of Wight Council is the local authority for the Isle of Wight, a unitary authority and non-metropolitan county in England.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 following the reforms of the Local Government Act 1972, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:

Non-metropolitan county: Isle of Wight County Council

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–1977
Conservative 1977–1981
Liberal 1981–1985
Alliance 1985–1989
Liberal Democrats 1989–1995

Unitary authority: Isle of Wight Council

Party in control Years
Liberal Democrats 1995–1998
No overall control 1998–2005
Conservative 2005–2013
No overall control 2013–2017
Conservative 2017–2021
No overall control 2021–present


The leaders of the council since 2007 have been:[1]

Councillor Party From To
Andy Sutton Conservative Sep 2007
David Pugh Conservative Sep 2007 5 May 2013
Ian Stephens Island Independents 15 May 2013 21 Jan 2015
Jonathan Bacon[2] Island Independents 21 Jan 2015 16 Jan 2017
Dave Stewart Conservative 18 Jan 2017 9 May 2021
Lora Peacey-Wilcox Independent 26 May 2021

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan county elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

County result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]


  1. ^ "Council minutes". Isle of Wight Council. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  2. ^ Toogood, Darren (16 January 2017). "Council leader and deputy step down with immediate effect". Island Echo. Retrieved 22 July 2022.

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