Councillors and Wards

Elections

The Isle of Wight Town, Parish and Community Councils Election were held on Thursday 6 May 2021. The next election will be held on the first Thursday in May in 2025. 

 

The role of a Councillor

Councillors constitute the council and are democratically elected by the local population. The role of a local councillor is not defined in law but is essentially to represent the local community, contributing to decisions made by the council. This can include

  • responding to residents’ questions, investigating their concerns, leading campaigns on their behalf.
  • Being aware of, communicating and liaising with other bodies locally (including interest groups and businesses)
  • communicating council decisions to residents and representing residents views at council meetings.
  • working/communicating with representatives of local organisations, interest groups and businesses.

Wards

Sandown is divided into two electoral wards; Sandown South and Sandown North.

A map of Sandown's wards can be generated using the boundary tool on the Ordnance Surveys election maps website.

Sandown Streets by Ward
Alphabetical List of Sandown Streets with Ward

Councillors

 

Mayors Board

Role

The Mayor is the Chairman of the council and it is their role to preside over meetings and to undertake civic duties on behalf of the council.

Current Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Cllr Paddy Lightfoot, elected in May 2021, is the current mayor and is supported by Cllr Heather Humby as the deputy Mayor. 

 

                                                                                           

 

                                     

Former Mayors

2019 - 2021 G. Young

2018 - 2019 J. Mereweather

2016 - 2018 R. Patel

2015 - 2016 C. Wright

2013 - 2015 G. Young

2012 - 2013 C. Cowley

2011 - 2012 H. L. Humby

2010 - 2011 J. Mereweather

2008 - 2010 I Ward

2007 - 2008 G. Young

2005 - 2007 J. Mereweather

2004 - 2005 H. Spencer

2003 - 2004 T. Brown

2002 - 2003 H. Spencer

2001 - 2002 M. Jarman

2000 - 2001 O. Saunders

1999 -2000 I. Wellham

1998 - 2000 J. Hall

1997 - 1998 R. Yates

1996 - 1997 J. Mortlock

1995 - 1996 A. Insole

1994 - 1995 G. Cave

1993 - 1994 B. Davies

1992 - 1993 J. M. Hobson

1991 - 1992 A. S. Kingham

1990 - 1991 A. Perrin

1989 - 1990 N. F. Warner

1988 - 1989 J. P. Howell

1987 - 1988 S. D. Insole

1986 - 1987 J. Hooper

1985 - 1986 W. G. Gray

1984 - 1985 H. L. Humby