24 August 1930|
|Alma mater||Oxford University|
Theresa Stewart (born in Leeds on 24 August 1930) is an English Labour politician and the first female leader of Birmingham City Council, a position which she attained in October 1993, succeeding Dick Knowles, and in competition for which she was beaten by Sir Albert Bore in May 1999. She was also Lord Mayor of Birmingham from May 2000-May 2001, being only the sixth woman to hold that position.
Stewart won a scholarship to study mathematics at Oxford University. She moved to Birmingham 1966 and was elected councillor for the Billesley ward in 1970. Her husband is Professor John Stewart, professor of local government studies at the University of Birmingham.
Midland Metro tram number 11 is named after her.
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|Leader of Birmingham City Council
1993 to 1999
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