General elections
  • NOTES & SKETCHES

    Race in pole position

    Exeter Labour looks set to pick Steve Race as the party’s parliamentary candidate at the next general election after retiring incumbent Ben Bradshaw anointed his former assistant as his heir apparent in what has been a fairly safe Labour seat since the 1997 landslide...

    DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE

  • NOTES & SKETCHES

    Priory vs Pinhoe

    Initial proposals for changes to parliamentary constituency boundaries which will come into force in late 2023, and so are likely to affect the next general election, are currently out for consultation...

    DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE

  • NOTES & SKETCHES

    Independent county councillor Claire Wright stands down

    Claire Wright, who has represented Otter Valley since 2013 is standing down after winning the largest majority of any county councillor two terms running...

    DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE

  • 2019 parliamentary elections - Devon Conservative vote share change bar chart

    ANALYSIS  ⁄  DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE

    Conservative vote share varies across Devon but still blocks an Independent MP in East Devon

    Labour loses vote share in every constituency, but retains Exeter and Plymouth Sutton & Devonport to leave the county position unchanged from 2017.

    East Devon Independent Claire Wright 2019 general election candidate

    ANALYSIS  ⁄  DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE

    East Devon Independent Claire Wright set to unite Remain voters in close historic two-way contest

    Claire Wright is poised to make history by beating the Tories in East Devon next week. If she does it will be without thanks to the LibDems and Greens, who insisted on standing candidates against her despite the preferences of local party members and the Unite to Remain campaign.

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