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.

Isle of Wight MP says ‘explanation seemed entirely reasonable’: While IW politicians call for Dominic Cummings’ resignation

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Labour, Green and LibDem politicians on the Isle of Wight question the lockdown actions of the Government's special advisor Dominic Cummings. The Isle of Wight MP responds

Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 1:48pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Council urges caution visiting beaches and esplanades – and asks second home owners to stay away

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Dave Stewart says, "It remains the council's priority to protect our Island community in the best way that we can" and urges second home owners to stay away from the Island

Thursday, 21st May, 2020 12:06pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Contact Tracing App: Isle of Wight’s experiences to be shared with Government

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Isle of Wight MP and council leader, Bob and Dave, have written to the Government outlining their experiences of being part of the rollout of the Contact Tracing App

Friday, 15th May, 2020 8:39am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to run live online meetings from June

A timetable of virtual committee meetings have been set up from June for three months

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 11:17am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Day trippers to the Isle of Wight asked to ‘stay away’: ‘It’s not yet safe’ says council leader

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In light of the new advice from the Government, the leader of Isle of Wight council says it is not yet safe for for tourists to visit the Island

Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 4:35pm

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Coronavirus ‘test, track and trace plan’ launched on Isle of Wight: The official word

continuous cough screen on the contact tracing App

Following OnTheWight's several reports on the new Coronavirus Contact Tracing App, here's the official word from the Isle of Wight council

Tuesday, 5th May, 2020 8:51am

By IW Council Press Office with 47 readers' comments

Coronavirus Contact Tracing App on the Isle of Wight: What you need to know

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A media briefing this morning set out how the App will work, who is expected to use it and what impact it will have on stopping the spread of Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight

Monday, 4th May, 2020 5:03pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

No business rates for most Isle of Wight retail, hospitality and leisure businesses

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As part of the Government’s package of measures during the Coronavirus pandemic, most retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will not have to pay any rates for 12 months

Monday, 4th May, 2020 2:38pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Coronavirus Contact Tracing App is ‘an amazing opportunity for the Isle of Wight’, says council leader

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Isle of Wight council leader, Dave Stewart, says he believes the Coronavirus Contact Tracing App piloting on the Island “is an amazing opportunity”, and one he knows residents “will join with me in embracing”

Monday, 4th May, 2020 7:46am

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

Latest on Government business grants: Possible hope for those fallen through the cracks

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There may be some hope for those businesses who don't fit the criteria for the Government grants but have still been impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. Cllr Dave Stewart explains

Monday, 27th April, 2020 3:48pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight key workers given free access to bicycles for commuting

Cath Quin and her bicycle

The initiative enables key workers to have free access to a bike on long term loan

Friday, 24th April, 2020 5:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

£1.5m per month support for Isle of Wight ferry companies until summer (updated)

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Just been announced that the Department for Transport has agreed to fund Isle of Wight ferry companies during April, May and June. Details within

Friday, 24th April, 2020 12:23pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments