Well-known Bay area musician and music promoter Steve Parkes is standing for election to the Isle of Wight Council in Sandown North.

Steve, 60, who describes himself as semi-retired, has also worked within the NHS and as a small businessman.

He says he is a 'fusion' candidate and aims to work together with other like-minded independents in the future.

He wants to see sustainable development and promises to care for people and businesses if elected.

He is also standing in Sandown town and Lake parish council elections and has been elected unopposed to Shanklin Town Council.

Also standing in Sandown North are Debbie Andre (Ind), Clive Cheetham (Lab) and Ian Fletcher (Con).