Two politicians Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, who are battling to become the new leader of the Conservative party and ultimately Prime Minister, are set to pay the Isle of Wight a visit on Thursday.
The duo will be joining the Isle of Wight Conservative Association at an event taking place in the East Wight between 12:30 and 16:30. The venue will be revealed to confirmed attendees only and the event is only open to paid-up members of the Conservative Party.
Jeremy and Boris will appear separately, with a break in-between. Each will give a speech and then take questions.
The news was confirmed this evening by Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely, who said he and Association Officers have managed to persuade both candidates to make a ‘special detour’.
Hustings are taking place across the country as Johnson and Hunt both work to secure vital votes from Party members.
The new leader will be announced the week commencing 22nd July.