Fight for the Wight
FIGHT for the Wight went straight to the heart of government on November 15th when the Isle of Wight funding campaign petition was presented at 10 Downing Street.
An Isle of Wight delegation led by Cllr Jonathan Bacon, leader of the Isle of Wight Council, and County Press editor Alan Marriott, handed over the 10,465 signature document at the Prime Minister Theresa May's official residence.
Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner, who arranged the appointment, joined Fight for the Wight supporters Sue Birch, of Brading Residents' Action Group, Fiona Gwinnett, of the Isle of Wight Women's Refuge, Kay Smith of Unite the Wight and Mike Bulpitt, of Community Action Isle of Wight.
Mr Marriott said: "The strength of feeling about the parlous state of the Isle of Wight's economy is amply demonstrated by this petition and the case studies accompanying it.