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 playgrounds to reopen: Here’s how to stay safe if you visit them

children's playground

For the first time since the start of lockdown in March, Isle of Wight playgrounds will soon reopen. The council share this guidance on how to stay safe when visiting them

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 2:58pm

By IW Council Press Office

Tour of Britain: Final leg of prestigious cycling event to be held on the Isle of Wight

Cyclists and councillors standing by Hovercraft

In September 2022 the Isle of Wight will host the final leg of the prestigious Tour of Britain cycling event, expecting to attract 150,000 spectators, and being shown on TV across the globe

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

The ‘Isle of Wight Welcomes You’ campaign launches today

Isle of Wight welcomes you t shirt and logo

The ‘Isle of Wight Welcomes You’ brand has been developed to prepare for the remarketing of the Island as a go-to destination

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 11:13am

By Feature Writer with 4 readers' comments

Cash boost for Isle of Wight organisations after 50,000km PedalAid target met by Sandown man

Ian Ward and Dave Stewart pedal aid photo shoot

With the PedalAid challenge target met, a donation will be made Isle of Wight Food Bank, Wight Brainy Bunch, the RNLI and Free Food in Sandown

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 9:11am

By IW Council Press Office

New Covid-19 testing data comes to light, explaining previous small rise in confirmed cases during App rollout

covid19 in test tube

If you were wondering why the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases did not increase much during the roll out of the Contact Tracing App - despite 1,765 people being notified via it - this is why.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 2:37pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s plans to buy Venture Quays in the balance

venture quays

The Isle of Wight council's Cabinet will be tasked with deciding whether to go ahead with the plans or let Cllrs Stewart and Whittle make the call

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 3:47pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Re-introduction of some Isle of Wight ferry services welcomed by council leader

Dave Stewart

The Isle of Wight council leader says the reinstatement of some ferries demonstrates confidence that the Island is re-opening and ready to welcome visitors back to support our local businesses

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:35am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents can reduce risk of Covid-19 outbreaks by taking sensible precautions, says IW Director of Public Health

wash your hands graffiti

Simon Bryant, the Isle of Wight's Director of Public Health, says the pandemic is not over, so it's the right approach for the Island to have a local outbreak control plan

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 12:33pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight forecast as high risk Coronavirus ‘pressure point’ – Oxford University research reveals (updated)

oxford university researcher toolkit

The data measured for the risk maps include things such as age, social deprivation, population density, ethnicity and hospital resources. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 11:35am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council’s ‘check-in’ wellbeing service appreciated and praised by Islanders


The weekly support call is greatly appreciated as evidenced in hundreds of heartfelt messages of thanks and gratitude that inundate the service each week

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 7:59am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Working with businesses to ensure we are able to ‘save our summer’, says Isle of Wight council leader

Will Myles MD Visit Isle of Wight outside Quay Arts Centre

Dave Stewart says he hopes the Prime Minister's announcement marks a turning point for Isle of Wight businesses

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Red Jets to resume service from next week with limited capacity

Red Jet 7

CEO of Red Funnel says it is safe to travel on their ferries, as the Red Jet gets ready to resume next week

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10:29am

By Enya Lumley