Stuart retired from the DWP after 42 years’ service in 2009 and has been a Stockport MBC Councillor for 19 years, Stuart was appointed Deputy Mayor for 2009-2010. Married to Christine, who is also a SMBC Councillor he has 4 children and 4 Grandchildren. Stuart and Christine have both cared for elderly relatives. Stuart was a Trustee of Stockport CAB for five years and has been a Signpost Trustee for over ten years