THE Island's biggest hustings will be held in Cowes next week, hosted by the Isle of Wight County Press and Isle of Wight Radio.

All six of the Island’s parliamentary candidates have confirmed they will appear on stage at Cowes Enterprise College, on Thursday evening, to answer questions from a live studio audience.

The candidates are Carl Feeney (Independent Network), Karl Love (Independent), Vix Lowthion (Green), Daryll Pitcher (Independent), Richard Quigley (Labour), Bob Seely (Conservative).

The County Press will be reporting live at

We will also be live tweeting, using the hashtag #iwvote2019

The hustings will be presented by County Press editor Emily Pearce and Isle of Wight Radio's head of news, Lucy Morgan.

Emily said: "The Isle of Wight County Press and Isle of Wight Radio hustings has become a firm fixture in the Island's election calendar.

"It's a great opportunity for people to quiz the candidates and I'm looking forward to a lively debate."

Lucy said: "Unbelievably, this will be our third hustings in just a few short years and it promises to be one of the best.

"We have six lively candidates taking your questions. The conversation looks likely to be robust and informative.

"If you’re unsure about who to vote for, we hope it will help you decide. If you already know, you will be able to see if your chosen candidate meets your expectations.”

Free tickets for the event, limited to four per household, are available for collection from the County Press office in Pyle Street, Newport, and Isle of Wight Radio at Dodnor Park, Newport.

Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing or

Alternatively, questions can be written on your ticket and handed in on the night.

You can also tweet us on the night or comment on our Facebook feed.

Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start.