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 by Position established
Succeeded by Mark Meredith
Personal details
Born Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Mayor4Stoke
Other political
Labour Party (until 2002)
Occupation Mayor

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.