"Will the Prime Minister help me right the wrong of six decades?"

That was the question Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely asked Boris Johnson at Prime Minister's Questions in parliament today while seeking an update on the so-called Island Deal. 

In a written question, Mr Seely asked the Prime Minister: "What recent progress he has made on bringing forward proposals for an Island deal for the Isle of Wight; and if he will make a statement."

Mr Johnson said there were ongoing discussions about Levelling Up and a 'county deal'.

Mr Seely replied "Will the government accept the findings of the independent study it commissioned into an long-term fair funding settlement for the Island, the final calculations of which are due imminently?

"And in doing so help me right a wrong which has been ongoing for my constituents for the last six decades?"

Read more: Last council's pleas to keep politics out of Island Deal talks.

Mr Johnson said: "He will understand it is not easy to break down the costs that apply to the service delivery on the Island but I know the department is carefully considering the details of the study he mentions and I am sure the relevant minister will keep him updated." 

UPDATE: After the session, Mr Seely issued a statement saying: “Today I reminded the Prime Minister of the need for a better deal for the Isle of Wight as part of my ongoing campaign.

"I am pleased that the Prime Minister acknowledges our unique circumstances, and I will continue my talks with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities about the findings of the study commissioned by the government.  
“The Prime Minister knows, because I have told him, this deal is important to the Island. 
“I am pleased to say that in many areas we are already getting a better deal. We have already secured millions for our railway, we have capital investment in our hospital, and we have money to secure jobs and upgrade the public realm in East Cowes, but there is always more to do.   
“We need a better deal for our public services which includes both our council and our uniquely small hospital.

"The recognition of our unique circumstances needs to be backed up with financial investment."