Our biggest asset is our members, they spread our message, whether knocking on doors, talking to their work colleagues or sharing our posts on Facebook – we couldn’t survive without them. However, on a local level, Island Labour is managed entirely by volunteers (known as ‘The Executive’) who are part of the membership, you can find out about some of them below:

 

Julian Critchley, Ryde

Julian Critchley, Ryde

Chair

Julian was our candidate for the 2017 General Election. A former teacher and senior civil servant in the Department for Education, Julian is particularly passionate about schools, young people and ever-changing education scene on the Isle of Wight.

Sue Lyons, Havenstreet

Sue Lyons, Havenstreet

Vice Chair

A Labour stalwart, Sue serves her community in Havenstreet and Ashey on the Parish Council and Town Council.
Pauline Hunter, Newport

Pauline Hunter, Newport

Vice Chair

Local Newport resident

Robert Jones, Niton

Robert Jones, Niton

Secretary & Agent

Robert is one of the longest serving members of Island Labour, having been around for many years. He has held the role of Secretary in the past including in the 1980’s during the spell of theĀ Militant Tendency. As Secretary, Robert’s role is to keep all members informed of the activities of the party and as the agent he oversees all legal aspects of an election.

Steve Milford, Ventnor

Steve Milford, Ventnor

Treasurer

Island Labour’s own ‘Chancellor of the Exchequer’, Steve has been a member of the party for over 30 years.

Peter Mason, East Cowes

Peter Mason, East Cowes

Assistant Secretary

East Cowes resident, former Secretary of Cowes and East Cowes Branch.

Mark Chiverton, Ryde

Mark Chiverton, Ryde

Trade Unions Liaison Officer

Mark has been part of the Labour Party for many years and has held many roles including Chair. He was also our Parliamentary Candidate in 2005 and 2010. By day, Mark works for the unionĀ Unison and is the Trade Union Representative at the Isle of Wight Council.

Amanda Mason, East Cowes

Amanda Mason, East Cowes

Disability Officer

John Watkins, West Wight

John Watkins, West Wight

Assistant Agent

Marzena Turner, Ventnor

Marzena Turner, Ventnor

Womens Officer

Benji Smith, Ventnor

Benji Smith, Ventnor

Youth & Student Officer

Liaises with Youth and Student members. .

Sydney Cardew, Newport

Sydney Cardew, Newport

LGBT+ Officer