“Most people go there for sailing for two weeks a year. There’s a sailing club that is one of the best in the world, where there’s champagne. But just within inches, there are people who live in a ghetto and we’ve allowed it to happen.”
David Hoare inhabits an inbred ghetto.
If he remains in office, then Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, backed up as it is by the undeniable organisational enthusiasm of the wider Left, ought to treat the Isle of Wight as a Top 10 target seat.
The question, then, is that of who is to be the candidate.