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.

Electric vehicles benefit from special parking permit

cllr dave stewart with a car

All Island Electric Vehicle Permit is open to owners of vehicles registered to an Island address between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.

Friday, 12th April, 2019 12:19pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Growing concern from some Isle of Wight residents over the possible 5G rollout

van with giveG as registration plate

Leader of Isle of Wight council says "it's not a priority for us to get to 5G", the CEO says they do not have the power to restrict the rollout, and some residents say "our health and environment come before faster Internet speeds".

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

IW MP launches petition against Government’s housing target

bob seely transport debate

The Isle of Wight MP believes the draft Island Plan "has some good proposals in it", but has "several concerns, not least that this housing would be unaffordable for Islanders". He wants your views and has set up a petition.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 1:19pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council leader presents ‘upbeat message’ for Ryde

view down union street, Ryde

Residents say they were pleased to hear the leader of the council hadn’t personally agreed to any plans to build on the town’s seafront. Catch up with the rest of the discussion in Peter's report.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 1:32pm

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Day of action focuses on impact rising temperatures have on ‘delicate ecosystems’

XR18 - Vix Lowthion 2

The unseasonable temperatures we've been experiencing in the last couple of weeks could be an indication of the impact of climate change and will certainly have an effect on hibernating animals and insects.

Thursday, 28th February, 2019 10:30am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Catch up: Isle of Wight council vote on £5.5m cuts to annual budget

Man holding and axe

Councillors debated and voted on next year's budget, which sees £5.5m of cuts/savings to public services including a 2.99 per cent increase to Council Tax, £1 overnight parking across the Island and 5% increase in crematorium and cemetery charges.

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 4:58pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservative councillors join others at national conference

Dave Stewart

Members of the Isle of Wight council Conservative administration recently joined others from around the country to meet with government ministers and discuss issues such as funding, homelessness and housing.

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 8:41am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Council leader’s silence after promising response to planned cuts on cross-Solent travel scheme

Silence stone wall

At the last full council meeting the leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, said he would reply in writing to questions posed by the Islander presenting the 3,300+ signature petition opposing cuts to cross-Solent travel for those receiving cancer treatment or renal dialysis on the mainland. Over five weeks later and still no response.

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Council leader should welcome MP’s call over Island Plan, says Indie Cllr

debbie andre at the election by allan marsh

Cllr Andre says the levels of objection to the proposed targets from members of the public and bodies such as the CPRE are what council leader, Cllr Stewart, should be paying regard to.

Friday, 22nd February, 2019 10:20am

By Debbie Andre with 2 readers' comments

Councillor calls on residents to join him opposing land allocation for 880 new homes

fairlee farm newport 880 homes - overlay

Local councillor for Newport North says he will vigorously oppose the proposed land allocated for the development of 880 houses at New Fairlee Farm as part of the Island Planning Strategy Consultation and urges residents to do the same.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 12:38pm

By Matthew Price with 10 readers' comments

Shop owner blames closure on floating bridge, leader says ‘I haven’t seen Waitrose close’

cowes floating bridge

In response to a 22 year business in East Cowes, who said the failures of the floating bridge resulted in her business being decimated, leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, said “I think some of it is down to your business case. I haven’t seen Waitrose close"

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council leader says they ‘could have moved quicker’ over floating bridge problems

disembarking the floating bridge - karl love

The leader of the Isle of Wight council admits they council "could have moved quicker as the facts unfolded" about the catalogue of problems with floating bridge 6.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:00pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 15 readers' comments