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Elections update from Exeter City Council

Published: 14 May 2021

Elections update from Exeter City Council New Councillors for Exeter

Cllr Trish Oliver is set to become the new Lord Mayor of Exeter.

Cllr Oliver, who represents the Pinhoe ward, will take up her position as Lord Mayor at the City Council’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday.

Cllr Ian Quance, who represents the Pennsylvania ward, will become the Deputy Lord Mayor.

New Lord Mayor

The current Lord Mayor is Cllr Peter Holland, who has been in post for an unprecedented two years because of the Covid pandemic and the cancellation of last year’s elections.

A total of 39% of eligible electors turned out to vote at elections in Exeter on 6 May.

It saw the election of 14 City Councillors, nine County Councillors and a Police & Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.

For Exeter, this means the political make of the City Council is now:

28 Labour
6 Conservative
2 Green (Progressive Group)
2 Liberal Democrat (Progressive Group)
1 Independent (Progressive Group)

Re-elected to the Council are:

  • Cllrs Phil Bialyk (Labour) - Exwick ward
  • Cllr Richard Branston (Labour) - Newtown & St Leonards ward
  • Cllr Rob Hannaford (Labour) – St Thomas ward
  • Cllr David Harvey (Labour) – Pinhoe ward
  • Cllr Andrew Leadbetter (Conservative) - Topsham ward
  • Cllr Alys Martin (Labour) – Priory ward
  • Cllr Emma Morse (Labour) - Mincinglake & Whipton ward
  • Cllr Steve Warwick (Labour) – Alphington ward

Joining them as new councillors are:

  • Naima Allcock (Labour) – Mincinglake & Whipton ward
  • Barbara Denning (Labour) – Heavitree ward
  • Anne Jobson (Conservative) – St Loyes ward
  • Zion Lights (Labour) – Pennsylvania ward
  • Martin Pearce (Labour) – Duryard & St James ward
  • Amy Sparling (Green) – St David’s ward

Appointments to the various committees, as well as portfolio holder positions will be made at the Annual General Meeting which will be held at the Corn Exchange on Tuesday (18 May).

To see a full list of all City Councillors and how to contact them, visit the City Council website at

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