About Iain

Iain’s Background

Iain Stewart was born in September 1972 and grew up in Hamilton in central Scotland.

He went to Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow before proceeding to Exeter University where he graduated with an honours degree in politics.

Since 1993, he has lived in Milton Keynes where he moved to for his first job as a trainee accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Central Milton Keynes. He was elected to represent the constituency of Milton Keynes South at the May 2010 general election, and lives in the Tattenhoe area in his constituency.

Iain in Parliament

In 2013, Iain served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.

After the 2015 election he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt. Hon. Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.

Following his re-election in June 2017, Iain was elected onto the Transport Committee and became Chairman of a number of APPGs including on Smart Cities and Future Rail.

Iain’s Experience

Prior to his first election as MP for Milton Keynes South in 2010, Iain worked in the Board Practice of the Executive Search firm, Odgers, Ray & Berndtson. He also used to run a research unit in Westminster which provides a detailed analysis of Government legislation for its clients, which included members of the Shadow Cabinet. Iain has written a number of articles and books on political issues.

He got his first campaigning experience by standing in the Glasgow Rutherglen constituency in the first Scottish Parliament elections in 1999. He then served for six years as a member of his local parish council – Shenley Brook End & Tattenhoe. He contested the Milton Keynes South West seat in the 2001 and 2005 elections.

Iain's Current Role

Iain was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes South in the 2019 General Election. He received 32,011 votes, taking a 50% share of all votes cast, giving him a majority of 6,944 votes to keep his seat.

During the 2020 Government reshuffle, Iain retained his position as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) and is still considered the Government Champion for the Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Corridor.

Iain is passionate about transport, amongst other things, taking a keen interest in the development of the East-West Railway link, the plans for High Speed 2 across the United Kingdom. Also, taking an interest in local green and futuristic transport such as electric vehicles, delivery robots and driverless cars