Labour have kept control of Exeter City Council with an increased majority.

Picture courtesy: Guy Henderson, LocaL Democracy Reporter
Picture courtesy: Guy Henderson, LocaL Democracy Reporter

Labour gained Topsham from the Conservatives and St Thomas and Pinhoe from Independents. Unfortunately it lost the Newtown, St Leonards and Heavitree seats but ended the day with an increased majority.

Phil Bialyk, Labour leader said:

It was a very good set of results overall for my party and I am very proud as Leader of the Labour Group that we have ended up with 24 of the 39 seats on the Council, and have retained our majority.

It means that we can continue with our programme of improving the quality of life for everyone in Exeter and delivering the Council’s key priorities of a prosperous local economy, a healthy and active city, building great neighbourhoods and communities, a net zero city and a thriving city of culture and heritage.

I want to thank all those who supported and placed their faith in us, and we will be working extremely hard to ensure that we deliver on the issues that matter to the residents in Exeter.

Exeter City Council is now made up of 24 Labour councillors, seven Green Party, four Liberal Democrats, three Conservatives, and one Independent councillor.

Labour took 8 of the 13 seats available in this election, the winners were:


Rob HARDING: (997 votes)


Phil BIALYK (1,060 votes)

Mincinglake and Whipton

Liz POLE (842 votes)


Zoe HUGHES (1,106 votes)


Jakir HUSSAIN (1,019 votes)


Tony WARDLE (888 votes)

St Thomas

Debbie DARLING (1,058 votes)


Gemma ROLSTONE (1,339)




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