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
NationalityBritish
Political partyMayor4Stoke
Other political
affiliations
Labour Party (until 2002)
OccupationMayor

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.

Career[edit]

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]

Post-2005[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.