Michael Lilley with Benson at Appley Park April 2024

MICHAEL LILLEY

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

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

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

Recent Posts:

Justice for WASPI women!
Justice for WASPI women!

On the 16th November 2023, I put forward a motion to IW full Council to support the WASPI campaign to get justice for women born in the 1950s. The IW Council unanimously supported the motion. Solent WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality)...

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Fair Deal for Political Reform!
Fair Deal for Political Reform!

Why we need a Fair Deal for Political Reform Our political system is broken.The voting system is unfair and power is too centralised.Meanwhile, Conservative cronyism, rule-breaking and sleaze has eroded trust in politics. From the disdain of Boris...

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Be part of the Solution, not the Pollution!
Be part of the Solution, not the Pollution!

https://youtu.be/4X94QHe_RA4 Above is a short film that asks a simple question of why do people drop litter in a beautiful park. I started my journey of intention of standing for parliament simply by litter picking in Appley Park in May 2024. We...

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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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Fair Deal for Political Reform!
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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Michael’s Election Results Isle of Wight Council 6/5/2021

Votes:

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

Monthly Ward Meetings

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

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