Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart is Conservative county councillor for Niton and Whitwell.

He is also Group leader of the Isle of Wight Conservative councillors.

On 18th January 2017, Cllr Stewart was elected as Leader of the Isle of Wight council, following the resignation of Jonathan Bacon (Island Independents).

Below are some articles that feature Dave Stewart.

All Isle of Wight party leaders oppose village school closure, except one

Chillerton and Rookley Primary School

Leaders of all political parties on the Isle of Wight have openly opposed the closure of Chillerton and Rookley School, apart from Dave Stewart of the Conservatives

Monday, 19th April, 2021 8:23am

By Keith Herbert with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservatives launch their 2021 election campaign

All Island Conservative candidates

The Isle of Wight Conservatives launch their 2021 Isle of Wight council election campaign. See inside to put faces to names

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 12:05pm

By Dave Stewart with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservatives float ideas for new ‘Newport Riverside Quarter’

Map of Newport Riverside Quarter

Conservatives float idea to create a 'Riverside Quarter' of housing and reduce the size of the shopping area in Newport

Friday, 2nd April, 2021 6:00am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservatives introduce some of their youngest candidates

Rhys and Cara

The Island Conservatives have three Isle of Wight council election candidates in their teens and others in their 20s and 30s

Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 5:42pm

By Dave Stewart with 10 readers' comments

Floating Bridge 6: People may pay to use it, but it’s still had massive losses

Chains of Floating Bridge 5 laid out on the slipway

The Engineers' and Stakeholders' Group say Dave Stewart was stating the obvious when he said the floating bridge had an income. He just forgot to mention the huge losses

Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 4:38pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Council leader accused of misleading the public over Solent LEP claiming £3.2m back for Floating Bridge 6 (updated)

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

In a recent meeting the Isle of Wight council leader told members that if they scrapped FB6 the Solent LEP would be able to ask for its money back, but a senior member of the SLEP had already said they would not

Monday, 22nd March, 2021 12:26pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Sandown’s New Dinosaur Isle: When it could open and hints at who might run it

Dinosaur Isle on a summer day with two people walking in front of it

At an Isle of Wight council meeting this evening, it emerged when Sandown’s New Dinosaur Isle could open, clues to who might run it and it sounds like tens of millions extra could be invested

Thursday, 11th March, 2021 7:40pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

‘We cannot keep throwing good money after bad’ says councillor over FB6

Karl Love at the election count

The Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes shares his response to last night's Corporate Scrutiny meeting where the failures of the floating bridge were discussed

Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 9:57am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge: Detailed report from Scrutiny Committee

Cowes floating bridge getting chained

Although legal mediation put a stop to many questions even being asked, the Cowes Floating Bridge was discussed at tonight's scrutiny committee meeting. Read our detailed report

Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 9:22pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

‘Every outing carries the risk of transmitting the virus’ says health chief

scrabble letters on the table spelling Stay Home

This coming Monday sees some changes in Covid-19 lockdown rules, as schools return and restrictions for visitors to care homes ease

Friday, 5th March, 2021 3:41pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Cautious welcome from council leader for Isle of Wight Festival news

The big wheel at Isle of Wight festival

Council leader Dave Stewart said, "We have come too far to throw away all our hard earned efforts over the past 12 months to keep the Island safe during the Covid pandemic"

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 5:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

The suggestion I’d deliberately upset Cllr Smart is a gross insult, says Councillor (updated)

laptop on table

Cllr Geoff Brodie said the suggestion by Cllr Dave Stewart that he would deliberately upset a fellow councillor who was talking about her late husband "is a gross insult"

Friday, 26th February, 2021 5:30pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments