Isle of Wight Labour has named its parliamentary candidates for the forthcoming general election, for which a date has yet to be announced.

For the first time, the Island will be divided into two constituencies.

For Labour, Emily Brothers will stand in Isle of Wight East, whilst Cllr Richard Quigley, who previously ran for the party in 2019, will run in Isle of Wight West.

Emily said: "Representing Labour is a privilege and exciting opportunity to secure change for Isle of Wight East.

"I look forward to engaging with local people, community organisations and business in the campaign ahead.

"Every vote counts, so I’ll be working hard to reach out to gain the trust of residents.

Richard said: " I'm extremely pleased and excited to be representing the Labour party at the next general election in Isle of Wight West.

"My focus is the Island, local issues and serving our community.

"We deserve better." 

The other candidates to have already been announced for Isle of Wight East are Michael Lilley (Liberal Democrats), Vix Lowthion (Green Party), Sarah Morris (Reform Party), Joe Robertson (Conservatives).

In Isle of Wight West, the Green Party's Cameron Palin, Reform UK's Ian Pickering, Conservative Bob Seely, who is the Island's sitting MP and Liberal Democrat, Nick Stuart will all run.