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Isle of Wight Council
Election 2017 Results
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Local Democracy Reporting Service
Hampshire County Council is to take over the running of public health services on the Isle of Wight.
The authority will deliver services including drug and substance misuse services, mental wellbeing support and sexual health assistance from next month, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.
The move, which has been requested by Isle of Wight Council, will not save any money but is aimed at ensuring the "best possible outcomes" for residents.
The Conservatives gained a council seat from Labour on the Isle of Wight in a by-election in Whippingham and Osborne prompted by the resignation of a Labour councillor who previously had been elected as an Independent.
Stephen Hendry picked up 318 votes, ahead of the Liberal Democrats on 179 votes.
Housing benefit payments are now being paid into people’s accounts on the Isle of Wight, after payments to more than 3,000 people failed yesterday.
The council said it was investigating the issue with its bank to ensure a repeat does not occur.
It said bank charges incurred as a result would be covered by the council.