Exeter Local Elections 2019

Exeter Conservatives vow to reopen Clifton Hill Sports Centre and save the ski slope

Exeter Conservatives have also pledged to improve Exeter’s poor recycling rate by introducing kerbside glass and food waste recycling as part of their manifesto for the local elections on Thursday 2nd May.

The Conservatives have also vowed to build more affordable homes for local people, protect the city’s play parks and public toilets and re-open Riverside pool without selling off Clifton Hill Sports Centre.

The manifesto focuses on eight key themes:

  • Homes for the future
  • Keeping open public toilets
  • Fixing leisure centres
  • Supporting local businesses by freezing parking charges
  • Keeping and improving children’s play areas
  • Increase cycle networks to improve air quality
  • Kerbside food waste and glass recycling
  • Spending your money wisely

Peter Holland said ''supporting the uptake of greener technology is central to creating a comprehensive, accessible and coherent cycle and pedestrian network. We need this to connect key economic hubs to transport interchanges and residential areas. It will relieve congestion and improve air quality”

The St Sidwell’s Point pool and bus station development will cost £1 in every £5 of council income by 2021. A debt time bomb for our children. 

Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, Conservative group leader, said: “People are fed up with the Labour-run council, the decisions they’ve taken and the money they’ve wasted at the expense of our public services”. “To pay for this we’ve seen a year of unwarranted cuts and closures to services and huge increases in city centre car parking charges. “People deserve much better. Only the Conservatives can be trusted to manage your money wisely and provide quality services, while keeping council tax as low as possible.”

It’s time for change to make Exeter a better place in which to live and work – and the only way to do that is to vote for Conservative councillors on Thursday 2 May.”


For more information contact office@exeterconservatives.co.uk.  Photo credit to Harry James.