Well done to Gareth Derrick Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Devon and Cornwall who came 2nd by a very small margin with 22.6% of the vote which is an increase from 12.6% in 2012.
The results show a clear increase in support The Labour Party in the area.
Gareth Gwyn James DERRICK (Labour) 66,519
Alison Selina Hernandez (Conservative) 69,354
William Morris (Independent) 22,395
Jonathan Leslie Smith (UKIP) 49,659
Bob Spencer (Independent) 41,382
Richard Younger-Ross (Liberal Democrat) 35.154
Spoiled ballot papers - 9,530
Total turnout 22.8%
Marvin Reese was elected the Mayor of Bristol with 40% of the votes. The local Labour Party gained 7 seats bringing the total up-to 37 out of 70 council seats, giving it a majority for the first time since 2003.
Well done to our friends in Exeter where the Exeter Labour Party won 30 out of 39 seats in the local council elections. Which is an increase of 2 seats proving that Labour can do well in the South West.
Ben Bradshaw MP
"Here in Exeter, we run a very local campaign based on local issues... we are one of the few councils in the country to be investing in our future."
"Other councils are closing their leisure centres and theatres down – we are keeping ours open."