2018 Exeter City Council election[1]
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13 of 39 seats (One Third) to Exeter City Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative
Last election 30 8
Seats before 29 8
Seats won 10 2
Seats after 29 8
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 15,325 10,557
Percentage 47.3% 32.6%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Green
Last election 1 0
Seats before 1 1
Seats won 1 0
Seats after 1 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 3,005 3,423
Percentage 9.3% 10.6%

Exeter UK local election 2018 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2018 Exeter City Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats, blue shows the Conservatives, and yellow shows the Liberal Democrats.

The 2018 Exeter City Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect a third (13/39) of the members of Exeter City Council in England.[2] This was on the same day as other local elections. The election result left the council with the same political make up as it had before the election, with Labour in control with 29 seats and the Conservatives as the main opposition party, returning with 8.

Background

At the previous election in 2016 election, Labour remained in control of the council with 30 councillors out of 39. In February 2017, Labour Councillor Chris Musgrave defected to the Green Party, leaving them with 29 seats going into the election.[3]

Results summary

2018 Exeter City Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 10 Steady 76.9 19 29 74.4 15,325 47.3 -0.2
  Conservative 2 Steady 15.4 6 8 20.5 10,557 32.6 +3.6
  Liberal Democrats 1 Steady 7.7 0 1 2.6 3,005 9.3 ±0.0
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 2.6 3,423 10.6 +1.0
  Women's Equality 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 75 0.2 New
  BNP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 34 0.1 New
  Democrats and Veterans 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 10 >0.1 New

Council composition

After the previous election, the composition of the council was:

30 8 1
Labour Conservative LD

Before this election, the composition of the council was:

29 8 1 1
Labour Conservative LD G

After this election, the composition of the council was:

29 8 1 1
Labour Conservative LD G

Results by ward

(*) Asterisk denotes the sitting councillor.

Alphington

Alphington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Foale* 1,029 42.77 +3.7
Conservative Katherine New 933 38.78 +2.0
Green Andrew Bell 256 10.64 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Rod Ruffle 188 7.81 -3.9
Majority 96 3.99%
Turnout 2,406 36.77%
Labour hold Swing

Duryard & St.James

Duryard & St.James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kevin Mitchell* 783 34.60 +3.1
Labour Charlie Davies 722 31.90 +2.4
Conservative John Harvey 541 23.91 -0.7
Green Bethany Payne 132 5.83 -6.6
Women's Equality Bea Gare 75 3.31 N/A
Democrats and Veterans Sallie Waters 10 0.44 N/A
Majority 61
Turnout 2,263 33.49
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Exwick

Exwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rachel Sutton* 1,278 57.80 +5.1
Conservative Elliott Malik 593 26.82 +7.2
Green Mark Shorto 200 9.05 -4.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew Soper 140 6.33 -5.0
Majority 685
Turnout 2,211 30.18
Labour hold Swing

Heavitree

Heavitree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Greg Sheldon* 1,554 53.75 +7.8
Conservative Guy Richards 786 27.19 +6.7
Green Gill Baker 345 11.93 -8.1
Liberal Democrats Stephen Gates 206 7.13 -3.0
Majority 768
Turnout 2,891 42.21
Labour hold Swing

Mincinglake & Whipton

Mincinglake & Whipton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judy Pattison 1,203 58.45 +9.1
Conservative George Livesey 603 29.30 +13.8
Green Kayleigh Powell 129 6.27 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Matt Smith 123 5.98 -1.0
Majority 600
Turnout 2,058 30.98
Labour hold Swing

Newtown & St.Leonards

Newtown & St.Leonards
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Vizard* 1,447 56.13 +8.3
Conservative Ian Watt 628 24.36 -2.5
Green Tom Milburn 267 10.36 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Alexandra Newcombe 236 9.15 +1.1
Majority 819
Turnout 2,578 36.08
Labour hold Swing

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Begley 1,435 47.95 +11.8
Conservative David Smith 1,062 35.48 -2.3
Green Lizzie Woodman 324 10.83 -6.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Mitchell 172 5.75 -4.0
Majority 373
Turnout 2,993 39.42
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Pinhoe

Pinhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Duncan Wood* 1,128 47.08 +5.7
Conservative Keith Sparkes 1,057 44.12 +3.8
Green Diana Jones 114 4.76 -4.9
Liberal Democrats Charles Cole 97 4.05 -3.0
Majority 71
Turnout 2,396 41.04
Labour hold Swing

Priory

Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Wardle* 1,177 52.90 +5.9
Conservative Jago Brockway 651 29.26 +4.5
Green Lynn Wetenhall 220 9.89 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Christine Campion 177 7.96 -0.9
Majority 526
Turnout 2,225 34.25
Labour hold Swing

St Davids

St Davids
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Luke Sills* 1,119 43.41 +10.2
Green Diana Moore 826 32.04 +7.2
Conservative Aric Gilinsky 471 18.27 +0.4
Liberal Democrats James Dart 162 6.28 -22.8
Majority 293
Turnout 2,578 35.09
Labour hold Swing

St Loyes

St Loyes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Holland 1,299 52.23 +22.4
Labour Christine Buswell 901 36.23 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Thomas Deakin 167 6.71 -8.0
Green Andrew Cheesewright 120 4.83 -10.0
Majority 398
Turnout 2,487 36.03
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

St Thomas

St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laura Wright 1,343 49.30 +8.9
Conservative Mason Bell 679 24.93 +12.2
Liberal Democrats Sandy Chenore 376 13.80 -8.4
Green Joe Levy 292 10.72 +2.7
BNP Chris Stone 34 1.25 N/A
Majority 664
Turnout 2,724 36.75
Labour hold Swing

Topsham

Topsham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Catherine Pierce 1,254 47.88 +1.6
Labour Eliot Wright 989 37.76 +1.8
Green Jonathan Dawson 198 7.56 -9.5
Liberal Democrats David Pugh 178 6.80 -3.3
Majority 265
Turnout 2,619 37.77
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Andrew Teale. "Local Election Results 2018". Local Elections Archive Project.
  2. ^ "2018 Local Election Results". exeter.gov.uk. Exeter City Council. Archived from the original on 10 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Labour councillor joins Exeter Greens". www.greenparty.org.uk. 28 February 2017.