Island Independents 8, Independent Members 2, 1957 Group 2, Independent 1. Unitary authority covering the whole Island off the Hampshire coast. Formerly agricultural but now has some aviation and shipbuilding manufacturing, as well as tourism.
Newport West has a byelection on 12 December (held by the Conservatives). On 20 June the Conservatives gained Whippingham and Osborne from a Labour councillor elected as an Independent.
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