Mike Wolfe (politician)

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Mike Wolfe
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1st Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent
In office
October, 2002 – 5 May 2005
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMark Meredith
Personal details
BornYorkshire, England
Political partyMayor4Stoke
Other political
Labour Party (until 2002)

Mike Wolfe was the first directly elected mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, sitting in office from 2002 to 2005. He was formerly employed as the manager of the Citizens Advice Bureau in the city.


Time as Mayor[edit]

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.[1]

Wolfe came third 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.[2]


He later became a columnist for local paper, The Sentinel.


  1. ^ Morris, Nigel (19 October 2002). "Politics: Mavericks profit from low turn-out in mayoral elections". The Independent. Archived from the original on 10 November 2009.
  2. ^ "May 5th was multiple Elections Day - general, county council & Stoke mayoral". BBC News.