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 councillors claimed £475,000 in allowances and expenses


The total amount claimed increased by over £13,000 in the last year. OnTheWight has the details

Monday, 21st October, 2019 2:31pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Angry residents confront Isle of Wight council leader over St Mary’s roundabout

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Isle of Wight council leader, Dave Stewart, told one resident she was not obliged to stay and listen to the answers at last night's public meeting

Friday, 18th October, 2019 12:54pm

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

£4.5m of cuts from Isle of Wight council budget and possible 4% council tax rise


Council Tax could go up by four per cent next year as the Isle of Wight council has to find cuts in their budget of £4.5m

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 1:30pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Shock as only shop in village – a ‘hub of the community’ – to close (update 3)

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After locals put in lots of work to buy the shop as a Community Asset for the village, the owner has suddenly changed his mind, says the Parish council Chairman, labelling it 'callous'

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 3:26pm

By Ron Groves with 2 readers' comments

Island Indies ‘were not involved in procurement, design or build of floating bridge’, simply securing funding

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The leader of the Island Independent group reiterated they were not involved in the procurement, design or build of the floating bridge, but simply secured the funding.

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 2:19pm

By Debbie Andre with 26 readers' comments

16 Conservative councillors vote to go ahead with major junction reorganisation at St Mary’s

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Here's a list of the councillors who voted to go ahead with works at St Mary's roundabout at last night's meeting, during a debate to pause the works until Coppins Bridge is dealt with.

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 8:02am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

‘Rambling excuses’ make clear IWC leadership has no intention of holding Island Roads to account, says Cllr Brodie

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The councillor for Newport East said, "Cllrs Stewart and Ward may be having regular tea and biscuits with the Island Roads management, but they are clearly letting them off the hook"

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 10:39am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Council leader says they can’t send the floating bridge back

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Council leader, Dave Stewart said, "If people say to me, yes, but it breaks down, I say, so does the Red Jet".

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 5:28pm

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

Isle of Wight Council to challenge government’s 10,000 new homes target

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The council’s planning team is still working through all the comments received during the initial consultation phase to produce a further version of the plan in the new year.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 10:17am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s offer for Venture Quays accepted by Homes England

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Talks with Homes England, which owns Venture Quays, have been ongoing for months to determine the future of the site after plans to transform it into a luxury waterfront development, with townhouses, a hotel and bars, fell through.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 3:20pm

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

‘Send it back’ says Cllr Love following more failures of the Cowes Floating Bridge

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Cllr Love is calling for the Isle of Wight council to take out a low-cost loan and order a new floating bridge, adding they should send back No.6 due to the consistent failures.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 9:59am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

IW council leader says housing target needs reducing

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The Isle of Wight council leader says they have to be careful how they approach it, but asked all councillors to help the authority build its case.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 12:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments