During the General Election Campaign campaign XTV came out campaigning with a team from Exeter Labour Party. The video they produced shows just how fun and rewarding campaigning for Labour in Exeter is so have a watch and get involved!
Video credit to XTV Online
Thank you to all of those who voted Labour on Thursday 8th June. When Theresa May called this unnecessary and costly election it looked like Labour could be facing defeat in Exeter and across Britain.
The arrogant Tories campaign nationally was a disaster and Labour’s ran smoothly and boosted by a popular manifesto.
In Exeter we secured the highest percentage of the vote of any party in Exeter since 1923. Whilst nationally turnout was 68.7% in Exeter it was once higher at 71.7%. Over 34,000 people voted for us, more votes than we have ever achieved before and an incredible 62% of the vote.
The growing success of the Labour Party in Exeter continues, two years ago securing 30/39 seats on Exeter City Council, our largest majority ever and in May of this year securing 7 seats on Devon County Council under challenging boundaries.
Across Exeter we easily had over 350 volunteers helping just on Election Day itself. Since the campaign began there were far more than this, with people going out in the area of the city they live, coming to the office, traveling in from other areas of Devon and even coming from Taunton, Bristol, Surrey, London and Glasgow. It was everyone's efforts which made this huge triumph possible – I am sorry I will not be able to thank you all personally but know that whatever you did helped and is appreciated.
Without people doing all they could - be it displaying a garden stake or poster, donating what they could afford and offering time to help with tasks both in the office and out. People cancelled holidays, hardly saw their families and got very little sleep. This is what allowed us to achieve this fantastic result!
Thanks to the amazing efforts of our hundreds of volunteers we have had over 81,000 conversations with electors in Exeter since the last General Election and over 31,000 conversations with electors since 18th April 2017 when this election was called. This is an incredible achievement and allowed us to run an effective and winning campaign.
Thank you to all of those who voted Labour on Thursday 8th June. When Theresa May called this unnecessary and costly election it looked like Labour could be facing defeat...
As the 20th anniversary of Ben Bradshaw’s historic election victory in Exeter approaches, Ben has confirmed that he will fight his sixth General Election on 8th June following Theresa May’s announcement that she would go to the country early.
The popular Labour MP first won Exeter from the Tories in Labour’s landslide victory of 1997 and has held it ever since, most recently in 2015 when Ben trebled his majority. Prior to this, Exeter only once had, briefly, a Labour MP.
Bob Foale, Chair of Exeter Labour Party said:
“We are absolutely delighted that Ben is standing again as Exeter’s Labour parliamentary candidate – though it comes as no surprise given his tireless commitment to the people of Exeter and the local party.
Ben works incredibly hard for his constituents and is hugely respected. His energy and passion are infectious and we know he will, as ever, be walking many miles around the streets and up and down the hills of Exeter over the next few weeks talking with residents and listening to their concerns.”
Ben Bradshaw said:
“The people of Exeter are being asked on June 8th to elect the person they want to be their local MP for the next five years. I hope they will back me, based on my record of hard work for Exeter, as the best person to represent them. I am currently the only non-Conservative MP this side of Bristol and I believe it is important for the health of our democracy that we maintain at least one voice who will challenge the Conservative Government and fight for Exeter’s interests. Given the opinion polls this will be an extremely close race and I and my local team hope to meet as many Exeter residents as possible over the next few weeks to listen and take on board their views and concerns.”
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As the 20th anniversary of Ben Bradshaw’s historic election victory in Exeter approaches, Ben has confirmed that he will fight his sixth General Election on 8th June following Theresa May’s announcement that...