2022 Exeter City Council election
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17 of 39 seats (one-third) to Exeter City Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Green
Seats before 28 6 2
Seats won 12 1 3
Seats after 26 5 5
Seat change -2 -1 +3

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Independent
Seats before 2 1
Seats won 1 0
Seats after 2 1
Seat change 0 0

The 2022 Exeter City Council election took place on 5 May 2022 to elect members to Exeter City Council in Devon, England. This was the same day as other local elections in the United Kingdom. 17 of the 39 seats were up for election, one councillor in each of the 13 wards, and 4 by-elections. These wards were last contested in 2018.

Council composition

The Labour Party have a majority of 17 on the council.[1] The Conservatives are the main opposition with 6 councillors.[1] The Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent Councillors formed a "Progressive Group" following the 2019 elections.[2]

In these elections, 10 wards up for election currently have a Labour councillor (Alphington; Exwick; Heavitree; Mincinglake & Whipton; Newtown & St Leonards; Pennsylvania; Pinhoe; Priory; St Davids; and St Thomas), 2 have Conservative councillors (St Loyes; and Topsham) and 1 has a Liberal Democrat councillor (Duryard and St James).

In addition to these seats, four by-elections have so far been announced in the Exwick, Heavitree, Pennsylvania and Priory wards.[3] In order to retain their overall majority on the councillor, Labour need to win at least six seats.

Outgoing Councillors

Each ward has the following outgoing councillor:

Alphington

Duryard and St James

Exwick

Heavitree

Mincinglake and Whipton

Newtown and St Leonards

Pennsylvania

Pinhoe

Priory

St Davids

St Loyes

St Thomas

Topsham

Results Summary

2022 Exeter City Council election[6]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 12 Decrease 2 73.7 14 26 66.7 19,948 45.8 +1.4
  Conservative 1 Decrease 1 5.3 4 5 12.8 9,743 22.4 -7.7
  Green 3 Increase 3 15.8 2 5 12.8 9,434 21.7 +6.0
  Liberal Democrats 1 Steady 5.3 1 2 5.1 4,084 9.4 +1.0
  For Britain 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 252 0.6 +0.3
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 1 1 2.6 111 0.3 -0.3

Results By Ward

The full list of candidates was published on 6th April.[7] An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent councillor seeking re-election. [8]

Alphington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Foale* 1,190 50.0 +6.5
Conservative John Harvey Benedict 727 30.6 -9.4
Green Andrew Wallace Bell 265 11.1 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Rod Ruffle 197 8.3 +0.9
Majority 463 19.4% +15.9%
Turnout 2,379 37.4% -3.9%
Rejected ballots 7
Labour hold Swing +8.0%
Duryard and St James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kevin John Mitchell* 995 42.7 +10.4
Labour Sue Temple 791 34.0 -5.8
Conservative Harry Johnson-Hill 333 14.3 -5.9
Green Johanna Franziska Korndorfer 209 9.0 New
Majority 204 8.8 N/A
Turnout 2,328 31.7% -0.8%
Rejected ballots 4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +8.1%
Exwick (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Graeme Knott 1,356 59.3 +8.7
Labour Rachel Sutton* 1,208 52.7 N/A
Conservative Henry Jonathan Geoffrey Clement-Jones 422 18.4 -12.9
Conservative Kayleigh Michelle Suzanne Luscombe 402 17.5 N/A
Green Mark Shorto 339 14.8 +0.9
Green Alex Stephan 208 9.1 N/A
For Britain Frankie Rufolo 192 8.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Joanne Giencke 174 7.6 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Maya Skelton 109 4.8 N/A
Majority 786 34.3 +15.0
Turnout 2,291 31.6% -3.4%
Rejected ballots 6
Labour hold Swing +10.8%
Labour hold Swing
Heavitree (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Catherine Rees 1,436 44.7 6.2
Green Carol Angela Bennett 1,418 44.2 N/A
Labour Susannah Jane Patrick 1,211 37.7 -1.3
Labour Greg Sheldon* 1,068 33.7 N/A
Conservative Alfie Samuel Carlisle 419 13.1 -9.4
Conservative Julian Maurice Gallie 383 11.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Philip John Brock 156 4.9 New
Liberal Democrats Kris Mears 98 3.1 N/A
Majority 207 6.4 N/A
Turnout 3,210 47.4% +0.7%
Rejected ballots 10
Green gain from Labour Swing +3.8%
Green gain from Labour Swing
Mincinglake and Whipton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Naima Jay Allcock* 1,246 61.8 +16.3
Conservative Jack David Barwell 445 22.1 -7.2
Green Lizzie Woodman 209 10.4 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Michael Geoffrey Payne 116 5.8 -1.1
Majority 801 30.7 +5.3
Turnout 2,016 30.7% -3.7%
Rejected ballots 11
Labour hold Swing +11.8%
Newtown and St Leonard's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew James Vizard* 1,323 46.3 +1.6
Green Andy Ketchin 1,159 40.6 -0.1
Conservative Aric Samuel David Gillinsky 269 9.4 -5.2
Liberal Democrats Lily Rosanna James 104 3.6 New
Majority 164 5.7 +1.7
Turnout 2,857 41.5% -0.7%
Rejected ballots 16
Labour hold Swing +0.9%
Pennsylvania (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Josie Collette Miriam Parkhouse 1,400 48.3 -3.8
Labour Martyn Ivor Snow 1,310 45.2 N/A
Green Jack Stanley Eade 621 21.4 New
Green Jack David Vickers 620 21.4 N/A
Conservative Samuel Peter Michael Brooks 535 18.4 -9.8
Conservative David William Moore 530 18.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Will Aczel 360 12.4 -7.3
Liberal Democrats Nigel David Williams 288 9.9 N/A
Majority 689 23.8 -0.1
Turnout 2,901 38.7% -2.1%
Rejected ballots 10
Labour hold Swing N/A
Labour hold Swing
Pinhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Duncan Wood* 1,287 51.5 +2.5
Conservative Cynthia Thompson 887 35.5 -1.1
Green Caryl Thomas Eli Rowlinson 183 7.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Christine Anne Campion 143 5.7 +0.2
Majority 400 16.0 +3.6
Turnout 2,500 35.9% -4.2%
Rejected ballots 4
Labour hold Swing +1.8%
Priory (2 Seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maria Yvette Acvachin 1,212 52.5 +2.4
Labour Tony Wardle* 1,084 47.0 N/A
Conservative Alison Jayne Sheridan 706 30.6 -3.1
Conservative Ben Anthony Hawkes 701 30.4 N/A
Green David Barker-Hahlo 317 13.7 +1.5
Green Michael Anthony Kerr 258 11.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Philip Alexander Thomas 225 9.7 +5.2
Majority 378 16.4 -0.5
Turnout 2,308 34.9% -2.8%
Rejected ballots 9
Labour hold Swing +2.8%
St David's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Tess Read 1,251 47.9 +2.4
Labour Jakir Hussain 919 35.2 -2.6
Conservative Edward Michael John Barradell 328 12.6 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Andrew Matthew Soper 114 4.4 New
Majority 332 12.7 +5.1
Turnout 2,612 36.5% -1.0%
Rejected ballots 12
Green gain from Labour Swing +2.5%
St Loye's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Geoffrey Holland* 1,191 49.9 +3.3
Labour Jane Margaret Frances Begley* 881 36.8 -1.1
Green Ann Barbara Keen 326 13.6 +3.9
Majority 310 12.9 +4.2
Turnout 2,397 34.7% -3.3%
Rejected ballots 16
Conservative hold Swing +2.2%

Jane Begley was an incumbent councillor for the Pennsylvania ward.[9]

St Thomas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laura Charis Adelaide Wright* 1,049 38.4 -8.4
Liberal Democrats Adrian Alan Fullam 1,005 36.8 +14.7
Conservative Ashley Carr 311 11.4 -9.1
Green Prina Sumaria 231 8.5 New
Independent Paul David Mouland 111 4.1 -3.6
For Britain Chris Stone 25 0.9 -2.0
Majority 44 1.6 -23.1
Turnout 2,732 37.4% -3.3%
Rejected ballots 10
Labour hold Swing -11.6%
Topsham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joshua Cameron Ellis-Jones 1,413 47.3 +18.8
Conservative Keith Anthony Sparkes* 1,154 38.6 -13.0
Green Jonathan Robert Mills 384 12.9 +0.7
For Britain Eric Bransden 35 1.2 New
Majority 259 8.7 N/A
Turnout 2,987 39.3% -3.6%
Rejected ballots 12
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +15.9%

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Find your councillor – Current council information – Exeter City Council". Exeter City Council website. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  2. ^ Clark, Daniel (13 May 2019). "New Progressive Group formed to 'challenge Exeter's one party state'". DevonLive. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Election Notices - Exeter City Council". Exeter City Council website. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Your Councillors". committees.exeter.gov.uk. 23 March 2022. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  5. ^ Merritt, Anita (23 March 2022). "Exeter's deputy lord mayor has died". DevonLive. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Election Results".
  7. ^ Street, John (6 April 2022). "Summary of Candidates Nominated" (PDF). Exeter City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Results - Exeter City Council". Exeter City Council website. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Councillor details - Councillor Jane Begley". committees.exeter.gov.uk. 6 April 2022. Retrieved 6 April 2022.