Exmouth by-election wins for Conservative and Lib Dem

PUBLISHED: 10:40 15 April 2016 | UPDATED: 10:40 15 April 2016


One Conservative and one Liberal Democrat have been elected to Exmouth Town Council, following yesterday’s by-elections.

In the Littleham ward, Conservative candidate Bruce De Saram was elected to the vacant seat, ahead of Paul Rapley (East Devon Alliance of Independents), Suzanne Brooks (Liberal Democrats) and Keith Edwards (Labour).

In the Halsdon ward, Pauline Garbutt (Liberal Democrats) was elected ahead of Khristine Norton (Conservative).

The results mean the town council now has 17 Conservative councillors, seven Liberal Democrats, and one Green.

The full results were as follows:


Bruce De Saram (Conservative) – 529 votes

Paul Rapley (East Devon Alliance of Independents) – 428

Suzanne Brooks (Liberal Democrats) – 313

Keith Edwards (Labour) – 170

Turnout 24.4 per cent


Pauline Garbutt (Liberal Democrats) – 764 votes

Khristine Norton (Conservative) – 407

Turnout 22 per cent

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