Stuart Love

Stuart Love worked at the Isle of Wight council in various Planning-related roles between from November 2006 and 2013.

When he left on 29th November 2013, he was Director of Economy and Environment. He briefly went to work at Southampton City Council as ‘Director of Place’.

Stuart quickly moved on to Westminster City council to take up the role of Executive Director for City Management and Communities. Prior to being on the Isle of Wight, Stuart was at Westminster between 2003-6.

Stuart is now CEO of Westminster City Council.

Below are some of the articles we’ve written that feature Mr Love.

The IWC Cabinet member who misled and then lied to the press


This is an extraordinary tale of deception, centred on one of the most senior members of the Independent administration.

Wednesday, 19th March, 2014 11:02am

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

Two Island institutions criticised at David Green’s inquest

David Green at Parliament by Jason Swain for Ecoisland

David Green's family wept in court as the Coroner presented the outcome of the investigation, which found no criminal offences had been committed. Police discovered the Government grant, that sparked the investigation, had been used to pay off the company's debts.

Wednesday, 5th March, 2014 4:10pm

By Simon Perry with 20 readers' comments

Vacancy created by Stuart Love’s departure considered in Root and Branch review

Papers :

The council confirm that no date has been agreed for Stuart Love's departure and that the vacancy created will be considered as part of the Root and Branch review.

Monday, 7th October, 2013 4:53pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Stuart Love moving to Southampton City Council

Board table and chairs

The Strategic Director will be leaving the Isle of Wight council after seven years on the Island.

Monday, 7th October, 2013 11:04am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Ecoisland being referred to the Police by IW Council (Update 2)

Police van

The Isle of Wight council refer Ecoisland to the Police for investigation, as they are concerned about Government funding that IWC passed to Eco Island.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2013 1:19pm

By Simon Perry with 26 readers' comments

Councillor calls for detail of staff payouts to be made public

Chris Whitehouse

Councillor says, "It is unthinkable that Councillors do not know the level of payments which they are in effect being asked to sanction."

Tuesday, 1st October, 2013 10:33am

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

New builder now needed to finish Cowes Enterprise College Project

Cowes Enterprise College screen grab Pihl site

The much-troubled school building now has another problem with deal with - finding a company to finish the project.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2013 6:18pm

By Simon Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Rural broadband: Split Cabinet vote recommends BT to be selected as ‘Preferred bidder’ (Updated)

Fibre optical leads by Barta IV

After deferring the decision, to consider other options, at their last meeting, IWC Cabinet followed council Officer recommendations.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2013 7:55pm

By Simon Perry with 15 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise College: Governing Body, Trust and council respond to Pihl bankruptcy news

Cowes Enterprise College

The council say the news will have no impact on Cowes Enterprise College moving into the new building from 9th September.

Thursday, 29th August, 2013 5:41pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cabinet defer decision on £3.65m BT rural broadband project


Many concerns were raised over the Rural Broadband Project leading to some councillors remaining unconvinced that appointing BT as preferred bidder was the right decision.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2013 11:21pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Scrutiny Committee comfortable with £3m+ Rural Broadband plans

Broadband rollout

Council officers and the Cabinet member responsible were questioned by the Scrutiny Committee last week over the proposed £3m+ council investment in BT's Rural Broadband project.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2013 11:08am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Funding opportunities discussed at next Isle of Wight Technology Group meeting

Money and shoots

Funding is often a barrier to growth says the MP, so he's asked Stuart Love to give advice to businesses at the next Isle of Wight Technology Group meeting

Tuesday, 6th August, 2013 1:15pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 2 readers' comments