- Not to be confused with Ian Stewart, writer.
He is openly gay and was formerly Deputy Chairman (Political) of LGBTory, the Conservative LGBT Group. He is now a Patron of the group. In his maiden speech to the house, on 25 June 2010, he paid tribute to Alan Turing, and Gordon Brown's official apology for the state's persecution of Turing.
Iain Stewart was shortlisted for the Stonewall "Politician of the Year" 2012.
In June 2020, he was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland. He served in this role until September 2022
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- http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/05/07/out-gay-tory-shadow-ministers-retain-seats/ "Updated: Out gay Tory shadow ministers retain seats" Pink News 7 May 2010}}
- http://news.pinkpaper.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=3286 "New gay Tory MP pays tribute to Gordon Brown on Alan Turing", Pink Paper, 25 June 2010
- http://www.stonewall.org.uk/media/current_releases/8065.asp Stonewall Press Release of Shortlisted Candidates], 28 September 2012