Ian Stewart (Labour politician)
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|Mayor of Salford|
4 May 2012
|Preceded by||Office Created|
|Member of Parliament
2 May 1997 – 12 April 2010
|Preceded by||Joan Lestor|
|Succeeded by||Constituency Abolished|
28 August 1950 |
Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
|Alma mater||Manchester Metropolitan University|
Ian Stewart (born 28 August 1950) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Eccles from 1997 until 2010, when his seat was abolished and he was subsequently defeated in the selection process to be the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for the new parliamentary constituency of Salford and Eccles by Hazel Blears.
Stewart worked as a chemical plant operator from 1973 to 1978 before becoming the North West Regional Officer of the Transport and General Workers Union.
MP for Eccles
Stewart was first elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Eccles in 1997. He was a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Football Team.
Mayor of Salford
Upon his election as Mayor of Salford in 2012, Stewart appointed one deputy and 13 assistant mayors, including one in charge of 'humanegement', a word invented by Mr Stewart to refer to human resources.
In 2013 the Mayor urged the government to rethink spending cuts claiming thousands of residents will be pushed further into Poverty, Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart said: “Salford has been forced to cut almost £100 million from council services since 2010. We have tried to increase our income in a number of ways, but it is an uphill battle. “Without this funding I fear for the many families who are being asked to contribute more, whilst they have suffered a loss in benefits income.
In October 2013, Stewart launched the 'City Plan' which set the priories of Salford City Council over the next three years. Stewart said: “It is my firm hope that the City Plan will help to guide Salford through austerity and the £75million in Government cuts to council services which we face over the next three years.
Stewart welcomed the convictions and praised the work of Salford City Council trading Standards Officers after a sex slave was discovered in an Eccles cellar. Mr Stewart said: “We believe this girl was brought into the country illegally in 2000 and fell into the clutches of these evil men when she was just 10 years old."
Stewart is due to step down at the 2016 mayoral election.
He married Merilyn Holding in 1968. They have two sons and a daughter.
- Official website
- Manchester Evening News, http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/new-salford-mayor-appoints-13-689102
- "Salford City Mayor urges government to rethink funding cut". MG. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. Cite error: Invalid
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Ian Stewart
- Guardian Unlimited Politics – Ask Aristotle: Ian Stewart MP
- TheyWorkForYou.com – Ian Stewart MP
- BBC News – Ian Stewart profile 10 April 2006
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Eccles
1997 – 2010
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