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.

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

Council leader asked if he is ashamed of his tweet

Person using twitter on mobile phone

At last night's meeting Cllr Brodie asked whether the council leader was ashamed of his tweet

Thursday, 25th February, 2021 5:31pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Council leader criticised for saying he was ‘pleased’ 4,500 food vouchers given to vulnerable children

the food parcel

Cllr Dave Stewart was asked to ‘hang your head in shame’ after saying he was ‘pleased’ about 4,500 food vouchers being given to vulnerable children. “It shows a total lack of respect to them, “ says Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox

Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 6:18pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

No bids to run Brown’s Family Golf Course and Cafe

browns golf course

More than 50 people expressed an interest in taking on Brown's Family Golf Course and Cafe

Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 5:28pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Rapid Covid-19 testing for those without symptoms who can’t work from home

Person being covid tested with a swab through a window

Around one in three people with Covid-19 have no symptoms so could be spreading the disease without knowing it

Friday, 12th February, 2021 6:41pm

By IW Council Press Office

Legal proceedings against AEW over Ryde Arena dropped by council

exterior of Ryde Arena

It was announced at tonight's Cabinet meeting that arbitration proceedings with AEW have come to end, as no agreement could be reached

Thursday, 11th February, 2021 6:37pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Need to think ‘really cautiously and carefully’ as we come out of Lockdown says health chief

coastal path sign with sea in the background

Simon Bryant says we must manage the rate of infection carefully if we are to get to a point where we can have some kind of summer this year

Thursday, 11th February, 2021 4:27pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

£50,000 given to Isle of Wight council to investigate unique costs faced by being an island

aerial view of the island and the solent

Cllr Stewart said this is the first time in many years that any government has given such an explicit recognition of the need for the Island’s unique circumstances to be looked at

Thursday, 11th February, 2021 11:29am

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

Scrutiny Chairman looking forward to ‘clearing up myths and untruths’ about Floating Bridge

Richard Hollis

The Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee says he's really looking forward, "when we can" to bring this out into the open 100 per cent. Details within

Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 5:28pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments