Newtown & St Leonards - Exeter City Council Labour Candidate

Richard Branston - Newtown & St Leonards - Exeter City Council Labour Candidate
Contact Richard Branston

I am delighted to have been selected as your Labour candidate for the City Council elections in May.

For twenty years as your councillor, I have maintained regular contact with residents by doorstep visits, ward newsletters, emails and telephone.

During my period as Deputy Lord Mayor, I was impressed by the commitment and dedication of those taking on voluntary work in our community.  Meeting them has been extremely valuable in helping me deal with the many cases I have come across. I love being a trustee for the Barnfield Theatre, which provides a wide range of activities for all age groups. I arranged an exhibition there for the wonderful artwork created by a group with dementia.

I am proud to be a trustee of Exeter Homes Trust which provides homes for the elderly Exeter residents in Grendon Road, Magdalen Road, North Park and Fairpark Road. I have also been a trustee for Age UK and a volunteer for St Petrocks for many years.

It has been a privilege to represent everyone in Newtown and St Leonards where there is a strong, vibrant community atmosphere. I hope you will vote for me to continue as your local representative as I want to improve life further for the residents e.g. LED lighting in Belmont Park, increase recycling rates, and reduce our impact on climate change for future generations. I look forward to meeting as many residents as I can before May 7th.

If you have any issues, please feel free to get in contact.

Richard is a long serving Exeter City Councillor whose terms of office are:

  • 05/05/2000 – 10/06/2004
  • 10/06/2004 – 05/05/2008
  • 05/05/2008 – 07/05/2012
  • 07/05/2012 – 05/05/2016
  • 05/05/2016 – 06/05/2021
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