Mike Wolfe (politician)
|1st Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent|
October, 2002 – 5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Mark Meredith|
|Labour Party (until 2002)|
Time as Mayor
Wolfe left the Labour Party to stand as an independent in the mayoral race of October 2002 and narrowly beat George Stevenson, a local Labour member of Parliament. Both Wolfe and his successor Mark Meredith are openly gay.
Wolfe came fourth out of eight in his bid for re-election in May 2005 when Labour gained the position of elected mayor. The election was notable for a record number of spoiled ballot papers.
He later became a columnist for local paper, The Sentinel.
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- "May 5th was multiple Elections Day - general, county council & Stoke mayoral". BBC News.