St Loyes - Exeter City Council Candidate

I have been an elected councillor for the past 17 years and I feel humbled to have been selected as the candidate for St Loyes for the Local City Council Elections on 6th May 2021. It will be a privilege to represent the part of Exeter I grew up in.

I have past history of campaigning and working for St Loyes such as campaigning for the pharmacy and securing the Doctors Surgery. I campaigned for the reopening of a local supermarket, giving the area easy access to basic needs and increase their standard of living. I also campaigned to keep the H bus which saw the service reinstated.

During my time as a councillor, I have supported our local allotments, protected our trees and green spaces, even planting the oak tree in Poets Corner (in Heavitree). I have supported many residents and individuals in their campaigns such as the opening of Vaughan Road which caused much disruption with traffic and increasing the levels of pollution affecting the lives of older and vulnerable people.

During Lockdown it has been a pleasure to see so many people, from across the City, use Exeter’s green and open spaces – I often met and saw so many people in Ludwell Valley, who I talked with about the history of our green spaces and the action Labour has taken to protect them. Our beautiful environment and green spaces are one of Labour’s many successes.

I am proud of my record as both a City and County Councillor, I have always been an active grassroots councillor, working in and for my community. I ran a successful cycling campaign that opened up the cycle lanes from the bypass down Whipton Barton Road through to Heavitree Park. This saw an increase in St Lukes School student’s cycling to school.

I look forward to meeting many of you in the near future.


Olwen is an experienced councillor and grassroots campaigner.

Serving on Exeter since 1998.

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