It may have only been a snapshot of opinion — but Labour's Richard Quigley was the clear winner of the exit poll from last night's General Election Hustings event.

The Labour candidate gained 63 per cent of the vote (109 votes) with Vix Lowthion (Green) in second with 16 per cent (27 votes) and Tory Bob Seely third with 15 per cent (25 votes).

Carl Feeney (Independent Network) gained three per cent (five votes) with Karl Love (Independent) and Daryll Pitcher (Independent Brexit) each gaining one per cent (two votes each).

The 400-strong audience at the Hustings event at Cowes Enterprise College, organised jointly by the County Press and Isle Of Wight Radio, was asked to vote after listening to two hours of questioning of the candidates on education, the NHS and Brexit among other things.

They were also asked to say whether the debate had changed their mind on who they would vote for.

Thirty four people said they had been swayed towards Mr Quigley, seven said they had switched to Vix Lowthion, five to Bob Seely and one to Karl Love. Nobody had moved to Carl Feeney or Daryll Pitcher.