2008 Exeter City Council election [1][2]
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14 of the 40 seats to Exeter City Council
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout37.9%
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Last election 12 10
Seats won 6 4
Seats after 13 12
Seat change Increase1 Increase2
Popular vote 6,850 8,793
Percentage 27.0% 34.6%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Labour Liberal
Last election 14 4
Seats won 3 1
Seats after 11 4
Seat change Decrease3 Steady
Popular vote 6,954 1,515
Percentage 27.4% 6.0%

Exeter UK local election 2008 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2008 Exeter City Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats, blue shows the Conservatives, yellow shows the Liberal Democrats and orange shows the Liberals. Wards in white had no election.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2008 Exeter City Council election took place on 1 May 2008, to elect members of Exeter City Council in Devon, England. The election was held concurrently with other local elections in England. One third of the council was up for election and the council remained under no overall control.[3][4]

Results summary

2008 Exeter City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 6 Increase 1 42.9 7 13 32.5 6,923 27.3 +0.4
  Conservative 4 Increase 2 28.6 8 12 30.0 8,793 34.6 +4.6
  Labour 3 Decrease 3 21.4 8 11 27.5 6,942 27.3 ±0.0
  Liberal 1 Steady 7.1 3 4 10.0 1,454 5.7 -4.5
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 747 2.9 -0.8
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 529 2.1 +0.2


Ward results

Alphington

Alphington
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Alexandra Newcombe 911 39.0%
Conservative Margaret Jordan 836 35.8%
Labour Brett Crane 265 11.3%
UKIP Laura Moralee 174 7.4%
Green Andrew Bell 152 6.5%
Majority 75 3.2%
Turnout 2,338
Liberal Democrats hold

Exwick

Exwick
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Adrian Hannaford 907 38.8%
Labour Hazel Slack 887 38.0%
Conservative James Moffat 384 16.4%
UKIP Richard Timmis 158 6.8%
Majority 20 0.9%
Turnout 2,336
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

Newtown

Newtown
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Richard Branston 730 54.7%
Conservative Dale Woolner 269 20.1%
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Pettinger 200 15.0%
Green Susannah Cornwall 136 10.2%
Majority 461 34.5%
Turnout 1,335
Labour hold

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Sheila Hobden 894 45.0%
Conservative Gabriella Dudley 792 39.9%
Labour Andrew Dean 203 10.2%
Green Peter Gove 96 4.8%
Majority 102 5.1%
Turnout 1,985
Liberal Democrats hold

Pinhoe

Pinhoe
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Cynthia Thompson 993 43.8%
Labour Valerie Dixon 910 40.2%
Liberal Democrats Rodney Northcott 212 9.4%
Liberal Tessa Barrett 151 6.7%
Majority 83 3.7%
Turnout 2,266
Conservative gain from Labour

Polsloe

Polsloe
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative James Taghdissian 672 43.6%
Labour Rachel Lyons 567 36.8%
Liberal Democrats Larissa Rowe 301 19.5%
Majority 105 6.8%
Turnout 1,540
Conservative gain from Labour

Priory

Priory
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Marcel Choules 1,009 46.2%
Conservative Lesley Luke 715 32.7%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Barrett 364 16.7%
Liberal Keith Danks 98 4.5%
Majority 294 13.5%
Turnout 2,186
Labour hold

St Davids

St Davids
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Philip Brock 613 52.6%
Conservative Benjamin Corbridge 248 21.3%
Labour Philip Thomas 227 19.5%
UKIP Keith Crawford 77 6.6%
Majority 365 31.3%
Turnout 1,165
Liberal Democrats hold

St James

St James
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Natalie Cole 531 39.4%
Labour Paul Bull 384 28.5%
Conservative Tarasyn Whitehead-Patey 216 16.0%
Green Isaac Price-Sosner 174 12.9%
UKIP Michael Wilcox 43 3.2%
Majority 147 10.9%
Turnout 1,348
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

St Leonards

St Leonards
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Norman Shiel 935 57.2%
Liberal Democrats Jerry Fox 261 16.0%
Labour Pamela Holman 249 15.2%
Green Adrian Worthley 189 11.6%
Majority 674 41.2%
Turnout 1,634
Conservative hold

St Loyes

St Loyes
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joan Morrish 917 53.8%
Conservative David Henson 582 34.2%
Labour George Sterry 121 7.1%
Liberal Democrats Ruairi Fullam 84 4.9%
Majority 335 19.6%
Turnout 1,704
Liberal hold

St Thomas

St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Robert Hannaford 958 61.5%
Labour Richard Harris 314 20.2%
Conservative Patricia White 208 13.4%
UKIP Alison Timmis 77 4.9%
Majority 644 41.3%
Turnout 1,557
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

Topsham

Topsham
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative William Starling 1,284 63.8%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Williams 428 21.3%
Labour Rachel Sutton 302 15.0%
Majority 856 42.5%
Turnout 2,014
Conservative hold

Whipton & Barton

Whipton & Barton
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Anthony Wardle 774 39.1%
Conservative Jeremy White 659 33.3%
Liberal Nigel Harry 288 14.5%
Liberal Democrats Pamela Thickett 259 13.1%
Majority 115 5.8%
Turnout 1,980
Labour hold

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2015). Exeter City Council Election Results 1973-2012 (PDF). University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK: The Elections Centre. pp. 11–12.
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2008). Local Elections Handbook 2008 (PDF). University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK: Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Elections 2008". BBC News.
  4. ^ "Local elections 2008" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 12 June 2008. p. 16.