2012 Exeter City Council election [1] [2] [3]
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14 of the 40 seats to Exeter City Council
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout33.57%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 19 11 9
Seats won 10 4 0
Seats after 24 11 5
Seat change Increase Steady Decrease
Popular vote 10,563 6,351 3,355
Percentage 44.1% 26.5% 14.0%

Exeter UK local election 2012 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2012 Exeter City Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats and blue shows the Conservatives. Wards in white had no election.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Labour Party

The 2012 Exeter City Council election took place on 3 May 2012, 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; the seats up for election were last contested in 2008. The Labour Party gained overall control of the council, which had been under no overall control since 2003.[4] The Liberal Party was wiped off the council.

Results summary

2012 Exeter City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 10 Increase 6 71.4 15 25 62.5 10,563 44.1 +5.7
  Conservative 4 Decrease 1 28.6 6 10 25.0 6,351 26.5 -5.8
  Liberal Democrats 0 Decrease 5 0.0 4 4 10.0 3,355 14.0 -1.3
  Liberal 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 2.5 0 0.0 -1.8
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,880 7.9 +0.1
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,438 6.0 +2.4
  Your Decision 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 351 1.5 +0.8

Ward results

Alphington

Alphington
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Robert Crew 858 37.2%
Liberal Democrats Alexandra Newcombe 618 26.8%
Conservative John Corcoran 435 18.8%
UKIP Andrew Dudgeon 270 11.7%
Green Diana Moore 127 5.5%
Majority 260 10.4
Turnout 2,308
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

Exwick

Exwick
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Oliver Pearson 993 54.5%
Conservative Stephanie Warner 334 18.3%
UKIP Lawrence Harper 240 13.2%
Green Christopher Calvert 137 7.5%
Liberal Democrats Alasdair Wood 119 6.5%
Majority 659 36.2%
Turnout 1,823
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

Newtown

Newtown
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Richard Branston 927 69.0%
Conservative James Roberts 188 14.0%
Green Thomas Milburn 112 8.3%
UKIP Jacqueline Holdstock 71 5.3%
Liberal Democrats John Ashton 45 3.4%
Majority 739 55.0%
Turnout 1,343
Labour hold

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Jake Donovan 595 34.1%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Williams 574 32.9%
Labour Gillian Nicholls 424 24.3%
Green Christopher Barnett 151 8.7%
Majority 21 1.2%
Turnout 1,744
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Pinhoe

Pinhoe
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Simon Bowkett 1,022 47.7%
Conservative Cynthia Thompson 742 34.7%
UKIP Keith Crawford 240 11.2%
Liberal Democrats Christine Fullam 69 3.2%
Green Elizabeth Woodman 68 3.2%
Majority 280 13.0%
Turnout 2,141
Labour gain from Conservative

Polsloe

Polsloe
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Rachel Lyons 681 45.9%
Conservative James Taghdissian 463 31.2%
Green Robert Graham 172 11.6%
UKIP Graham Down 108 7.3%
Liberal Democrats David Lockwood 61 4.1%
Majority 218 14.7%
Turnout 1,485
Labour gain from Conservative

Priory

Priory
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Marcel Choules 1,194 54.3%
Conservative Peter Holland 442 20.1%
Your Decision Nicola Guagliardo 351 16.0%
Green Rouben Freeman 111 5.1%
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Noble 99 4.5%
Majority 752 34.2%
Turnout 2,197
Labour hold

St Davids

St Davids
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Sarah Laws 386 34.0%
Liberal Democrats Philip Brock 354 31.2%
Green Andrew Bell 230 20.3%
Conservative Louis Ten-Holter 165 14.5%
Majority 32 2.8%
Turnout 1,135
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

St James

St James
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Keith Owen 543 44.7%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Townsend 369 30.4%
Conservative Natalie Cox 129 10.6%
Green Isaac Price-Sosner 126 10.4%
UKIP Ralph Gay 47 3.9%
Majority 174 14.3%
Turnout 1,214
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

St Leonards

St Leonards
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Norman Shiel 710 43.6%
Labour Henry Lee 623 38.2%
Green Alison Harcourt 216 13.3%
Liberal Democrats Patrick Richmond 81 5.0%
Majority 87 5.4%
Turnout 1,630
Conservative hold

St Loyes

St Loyes
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Andrew Leadbetter 613 46.4%
Labour Karl Knill 450 34.1%
Liberal Democrats Sally Wilcox 143 10.8%
Green Mark Cox 114 8.6%
Majority 163 12.3%
Turnout 1,320
Conservative hold

St Thomas

St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Robert Hannaford 854 47.2%
Liberal Democrats Graeme Holloway 609 33.6%
UKIP Brian Jeffery 134 7.4%
Green Audaye Elesedy 113 6.2%
Conservative Jordan di Trapani 100 5.5%
Majority 245 13.6%
Turnout 1,810
Labour hold

Topsham

Topsham
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Margaret Baldwin 1,100 59.8%
Labour Eliot Wright 506 27.5%
Green Susan Greenall 119 6.5%
Liberal Democrats Caroline Nottle 114 6.2%
Majority 594 32.3%
Turnout 1,839
Conservative hold

Whipton & Barton

Whipton & Barton
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Anthony Wardle 1,102 56.5%
Conservative Christopher Crow 335 17.2%
UKIP David Smith 328 16.8%
Liberal Democrats Pamela Thickett 100 5.1%
Green David Barker-Hahlo 84 4.3%
Majority 767 39.3%
Turnout 1,949
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. ^ Andrew Teale. "Local Election Results 2012". Local Elections Archive Project.
  3. ^ "Election of City Councillors for the Wards of Exeter City Council Summary of Results" (PDF). Exeter City Council. 3 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Vote 2012". BBC News.
  5. ^ "Exeter Lib Dem councillors join Labour". BBC News. 7 June 2010.