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.

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

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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

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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

Stopped from scrutinising decision made behind closed doors by a non-elected officer, says Cllr

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Cllr Lilley requested to call-in the delegated decision to increase beach hut fees for further scrutiny, but says he was stopped by a non-elected Monitoring Officer. He says the whole system should be reviewed and believes it to be undemocratic.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 12:59pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to offer new option to beach hut owners

Gurnard beach huts

Cllr Hutchinson says the reason for the concession that he's been persuaded by other councillors that many low income licensees have had their huts for many years and would find new leases less affordable.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 3:46pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight Councillors surveyed on how much time they spend on the Island. Here are the results

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Questions of how much time some councillors spend on the Isle of Wight have been rumbling for months. They've all now been surveyed. Find out how your representative responded.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 1:02pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

‘Son of God’ gibe leads to Cllr Whittle labelled ‘vacuous child’ as residents clash with councillors at Ryde Regeneration meeting

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There was standing room only at last night's Ryde Society meeting as residents clashed with Isle of Wight councillors over regeneration plans. Read the report from the meeting.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 5:06pm

By Peter Gruner with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council will ‘come in on budget’ says deputy leader

Stuart Hutchinson

The deputy leader admits that projected savings are hard to achieve, but that at this stage of the financial year, £6.5 million is on track, and £1 million is "off track for whatever reason".

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 2:48pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Ryde residents slam Isle of Wight council’s Harbour plans (updated)

Seagulls at Ryde harbour

At last night's meeting around 60 Ryde residents slated the plans to sell off the harbour and accused the Isle of Wight council of ignoring a regeneration consultation.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 1:57pm

By Peter Gruner with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council paid 24 per cent above asking price for property investment (updated)


According to an investigation into council finances by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Isle of Wight council paid 24 per cent above the asking price for one of the properties they have borrowed £19m from the government to invest in.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 12:01am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments