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  • The 8 current members of the Progressive Group on Exeter City Council
    Article: May 18, 2022

    The Progressive Group in Exeter have pledged to provide strong opposition to the ruling Labour group, as the Council met for the first time since the local elections. The group is now made up of five Green Party councillors, two Liberal Democrats and one Independent, making them the second largest group on Exeter City Council, and the Official Opposition.

    Co leader of the Progressive Group, Cllr Diana Moore, said:

    "It is exciting that residents back our cooperative approach through the Progressive Group and it's clear Exeter wants to see politics done differently. We have swept away an ineffective Conservative opposition and we pledge to be a force for good on Exeter City Council."

    Co leader Cllr Kevin Mitchell, added:

    "We have worked hard at holding the ruling Labour group to account and will continue to offer thorough scrutiny of Labour's plans for the city and be a voice for residents."

    Cllr Carol Bennett, newly elected Green councillor in Heavitree, said:

    "The fact that Greens took three seats from Labour - two in Heavitree and one in St David's; that the Liberal Democrats increased their majority in Duryard and St James and narrowly missed out on taking a seat off Labour in St Thomas, demonstrates that residents value a strong alternative to the one party Labour state in Exeter."

    Cllr Tess Read, newly elected Green councillor to St David's ward said:

    "Progressive Group councillors work hard for residents. We listen carefully to local needs and concerns and act where we can. At a time when so many face a cost-of-living crisis and continued cuts to public services we will be focusing on the positive and practical solutions to make our wards fairer and greener."

    Liberal Democrat Cllr Michael Mitchell added:

    "The Progressive Group wants real action on climate change. We know that solutions to cutting carbon emissions and helping people cope with the cost-of-living crisis are often the same. A mass insulation programme, for example, would cut energy bills and emissions."

    Ends

    Attached photograph of Progressive Group outside Guildhall. From left to right: Cllr Diana Moore (G), Cllr Carol Bennett (G), Cllr Jemima Moore (Ind), Cllr Tess Read (G), Cllr Catherin Rees (G), Cllr Amy Sparling (G), Cllr Kevin Mitchell (LD), Cllr Michael Mitchell (LD)

    Contacts

    Diana Moore 07903 932214

    Kevin Mitchell 07957 605146

  • The Progressive Group on Exeter City Council, May 2022
    Article: May 9, 2022

    The Progressive Group (pictured right) are now the official opposition on the City Council (26 Lab - 8 PG - 5 Cons)

    At a meeting of Exeter City Councillors held on Friday 6th May 2022 the following:
    Cllr Diana Moore (Green Party)
    Cllr Kevin Mitchell (Liberal Democrat)
    Cllr Jemima Moore (Independent)
    Cllr Michael Mitchell (Liberal Democrat)
    Cllr Amy Sparling (Green Party)
    Cllr Catherine Rees (Green Party)
    Cllr Tess Read (Green Party)
    Cllr Carol Bennett (Green Party)
    Agreed to collaborate through joint working arrangements in regard to issues of shared concern relating to the activities of Exeter City Council.

  • Exeter Lib Dems enjoy the 2022 City Council election results
    Article: May 8, 2022

    Cllr Kevin Mitchell has held his Duryard & St James seat with an increased majority

    In St Thomas, Adrian Fullam has closed the gap on Labour from 743 to just 44

    Thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen 🔶

    The Progressive Group is now the official opposition on the City Council (26 Lab - 8 PG - 5 Cons)

    We will continue to provide strong opposition to the Labour-dominated council and hold it to account of the people it seeks to represent.

  • Your Exeter City Council candidates 2022
    Article: May 3, 2022

    "Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to elect a strong local champion, who will fight for a fair deal for you and your community" ~ Ed Davey

    In plain-text:
    Meet the Lib Dem Exeter City Council Candidates
    Rod Ruffle for Alphington
    Kevin Mitchell for Duryard & St james
    Joanne Giencke and Maya Skelton for Exwick
    Phil Brock and Kris Mears for Heavitree
    Mike Payne for Mincinglake & Whipton
    Lily James for Newtown & St Leonards
    Will Aczel and Nigel Williams for Pennsylvania
    Christine Champion for Pinhoe
    Philip Thomas for Priory
    Andrew Soper for St David's
    Adrian Fullam for St Thomas
    Vote for the Lib Dem Team on 5th May