Stuart Hutchinson

Cllr Stuart Hutchinson was elected as Isle of Wight councillor for West Wight in a by-election in November 2011 and retained his seat in the May 2013 elections.

He’s a member of the Conservative Group of Councillors.

In January 2017, he was appointed as deputy leader to Cllr Dave Stewart.

Below are articles featuring Cllr Hutchinson.

Councillor confirms £1 harbour purchase plans

Seagulls at Ryde harbour

The chair of Ryde Town Council’s harbour working group, said there were no plans to increase the council tax precept for 2020 in order to acquire the Harbour

Monday, 18th November, 2019 2:05pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 28 readers' comments

Plans for future of Ryde Harbour revealed in Isle of Wight council papers

Ryde harbour by Les Lockhart

The future of Ryde Harbour is being decided by the deputy leader of the Isle of Wight council. Details within

Friday, 15th November, 2019 2:06pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council may have to make £5.5m of cuts in next year

money and calculator

There's a £1m overspend in the Isle of Wight council's current budget and that may mean having to make £5.5m of cuts next year says the deputy leader, Cllr Stuart Hutchinson

Friday, 15th November, 2019 11:54am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 22 readers' comments

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

£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

‘We don’t like numbers thrown up any more than residents do’ says Deputy Leader over housing targets


An extra £100,000 will be allocated to the planning department to help come to the correct housing figures for the Island

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight council’s digital strategy must not leave vulnerable residents behind

computer keyboard

When discussing the Isle of Wight council's digital transformation strategy, the deputy-Leader acknowledged there will be residents who get left behind if the IWC are not careful.

Friday, 12th July, 2019 2:00pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter

Highways PFI savings could result in job losses, but not will not affect road resurfacing

Scrabble letters spelling Money:

The savings on the PFI contract could result in possible job losses but Island Roads say it's looking at redeployment and other avenues to keep any compulsory redundancies to a minimum.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 12:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 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

Cabinet reject plea to reconsider Law Centre future

Green running exit sign

The Isle of Wight council are pushing ahead with plans to carry out a procurement process, which the Law Centre say they won't be in a position to bid for. Many fear the services they currently provide will be awarded to a mainland company such as The YOU Trust.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 9:08am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Reprieve for IWC plans to increase Wightcare charges and cut Lynnbottom tip hours

county hall

An ‘unpalatable' increase to Wightcare service charges and cut in hours at Lynnbottom Tip have been discussed at tonight's Isle of Wight council Cabinet meeting.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 6:51pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Ryde Harbour: Sale could be put on hold

Ryde harbour by Les Lockhart

Cllr Hutchinson said at last night's scrutiny meeting "I have not said I will sell it to them for a pound, but I will if they put forward a proposal for the harbour".

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 3:43pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment