Michael Lilley with Benson at Appley Park April 2024

MICHAEL LILLEY

Prospective
Parliamentary Candidate

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Isle of Wight East

MICHAEL LILLEY

Michael Lilley with Benson at Appley Park April 2024

Isle of Wight East

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

Liberal Democrat branding white text with yellow bird

MICHAEL LILLEY

Michael Lilley with Benson at Appley Park April 2024

Isle of Wight East

Prospective
Parliamentary
Candidate

Liberal Democrat branding white text with yellow bird

Michael’s Priorities

Michael’s Priorities

Michael’s Priorities

Economy

– A sustainable local economic strategy realised through more green enterprises, tourism and employment.

Healthcare

– Every islander can access the NHS services they need at the time they need it

– No disadvantage to living on the Island

Environment

– East Wight along with the whole of the island becomes the healthiest place to live and work

– A template for climate change protection in the UK

– Zero tolerance of sewage in the sea

Island Equality

– Island residents have an equal opportunity to their mainland neighbours including:

– Truly affordable housing

– No penalty for living here

– No young person should have to leave the island to have a fair chance in life

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Some of Michael’s Achievements

whilst Isle of Wight and Ryde Councillor

Some of Michael’s Achievements

whilst Isle of Wight and Ryde Councillor

Some of Michael’s
Achievements

whilst
Isle of Wight & Ryde
Councillor

Environment, Climate Change, Green Space, and Green Jobs

– Saving Greenfields

– Preventing Sewage being released on Ryde beaches

– Campaigning for Climate Change and Green Jobs

– Wight Community Energy (Solar Farm)

Heritage

– Saving Appley Tower

– Wight Aviation Museum, Sandown – Founder Member

Young People

– Isle of Wight Youth Trust

– Network Ryde (Ryde’s Youth Service)

Mental Health

– Making Mental Health a Priority issue at IW Council and Ryde Town Council

Fighting Poverty

– Championing Awareness of Child Poverty on the Isle of Wight

Community

– Isle of Wight Community Action

– Dover Park Primary School

Community Development

– Community Development

– Ryde Community Development Trust

– Isle of Wight Community Forum

Festivals and Carnivals

– Supported and helped grow the number of annual carnivals and festivals in Ryde

Michael Lilley with Benson at Appley Park April 2024
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Isle of Wight East

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

Recent Posts:

IW Council Vote for Stop Sewage Motion!
IW Council Vote for Stop Sewage Motion!

IW Council voted cross-party to stop all sewage discharges into the sea and watercourses by 2030 at its meeting on the 15th May 2024. I had put the original motion to full council in January 2024 after instigating a petition for IW Council to take...

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Heavy Rainfall and Sewage Released into the Solent!
Heavy Rainfall and Sewage Released into the Solent!

Surfers Against Sewage App listed on the 14th May 2024 that sewage had been discharged from a sewer overflow in Ryde and onto Ryde beaches. Bathing is not advised due to the likelihood of reduced water quality. During the afternoon I walked by the...

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Mental Health Awareness Week!
Mental Health Awareness Week!

13th-18th May 2024 Mental Health Awareness Week | Mental Health Foundation Councillor Michael Lilley advocates for peer-support self-help groups during Mental Health Awareness Week (onthewight.com) Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity to...

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Talking Men and Men’s Mental Health!
Talking Men and Men’s Mental Health!

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, I am doing a series of blogs highlighting the importance of listening to lived experience and peer-support. I have advocated the need for people led projects for over 40 years, firstly as a mental health...

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Beach Accessibility in Ryde Becoming a Reality!
Beach Accessibility in Ryde Becoming a Reality!

For many years I have been campaigning to get Ryde and Isle of Wight beaches accessible to all and this is now becoming a reality. I was first approached and aware of the issue in 2016 when I met Jon (below) who is a veteran and wheelchair user. He...

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No Vacuum Cleaners, Please! Appley Park Spring Clean
No Vacuum Cleaners, Please! Appley Park Spring Clean

Abandoned vacuum cleaner among litter collected by councillors and High Sheriff at Appley and Puckpool (onthewight.com) Cllrs Michael Lilley (Ryde Appley and Elmfield) and Dave Adams (Nettlestone and Seaview), joined forces with the new High...

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Appley Park Spring Clean
Appley Park Spring Clean

Saturday 27th April 10am - 1pm www.facebook.com/appleypark/ Join Ryde Appley and Elmfield Ward IW Councillor Michael Lilley for an informal spring clean litter pick and park survey. (Litter pickers and bags provided). With summer is on its way and...

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A Fair Deal for Health for Islanders!
A Fair Deal for Health for Islanders!

Every Islander can access the NHS Services they need at the time they need it and there should be no disadvantage to living on the Island This is the first of a series of blogs about what I as an active Isle of Wight Councillor and now the Lib Dem...

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FLOOD ALERT- 9th April 2024
FLOOD ALERT- 9th April 2024

Tuesday 9 April IW Council are aware that the majority of impacts from the high tide have been experienced in Cowes and East Cowes. Council Environment Officers are undertaking visits in these areas to identify affected residents and businesses to...

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Michael’s Election Results 6/5/2021, Isle of Wight Council and Ryde Town Council:

Isle of Wight Councillor

Votes:

832  –  Michael Lilley
121  –  Conservative candidate
109  –  Green Party candidate

Ryde Town Councillor

Votes:

911  –  Michael Lilley (Our Ryde)
550  –  Jenna Sabine (Our Ryde)
517  –  Lisa Carter (Our Ryde)
164  –  Green Party candidate

Monthly Ward Meetings

First Thursday each month 7pm
St. John’s Church Hall, Ryde

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