Stewart owns a small public affairs consultancy and has a varied background in the private sector, banking, human resources, local government, Parliament and Whitehall. He has lived in Peterborough since 2005 and was the City’s MP for 12 years.
Prior to that, Stewart worked in retail and business banking with Lloyds TSB and was a Business Services Manager with a training and enterprise council and Business Link respectively. He graduated from Royal Holloway College, University of London, with a degree in Economics and Public Administration and he also has a Masters degree from the University of West London in Human Resource Management and is a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
He has notable contacts, knowledge and insight into politics at a high level, having been a local Councillor in West London, Member of Parliament, front bench spokesman, a Whip, Parliamentary aide to two Cabinet ministers and a Special Adviser at the Department for Exiting the European Union, as well as a former adjunct associate professor of British Politics at the American University at Richmond and a Vice President of the Local Government Association.
A public speaker and media performer across TV, radio and online channels, Stewart also writes a regular Daily Telegraph column. Stewart’s father and both brothers have been or are serving officers in the Metropolitan Police Service and he is a regular commuter of the East Coast Mainline.