John Gray

Exeter Parliamentary Candidate

John Gray was the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Exeter.

John has a wealth of experience in the business world and has been involved in a number of charities, all with a focus on helping young people.

Alfie Carlisle


Alfie Carlisle is a law student studying at the University of Exeter and is Deputy Chair of the Exeter North Branch. Originally from Plymouth, he has lived in Devon all his life and is passionate about issues affecting local people in the constituency.

Cllr Peter Holland

Lord Mayor of Exeter - Therefore serves in a neutral capacity.

A City Councillor for the St Loyes ward and until November 2020, Lord Mayor of Exeter. Cllr Peter Holland has lived in Exeter for over 34 years. He was formerly Deputy Chairman of the Exeter Conservative Association, Peter is married with two sons. He works closely with families and community groups and aims to facilitate a supportive and inspiring environment for local residents. He will continue to work, first and foremost, to represent residents’ interests and focus on the issues that matter to you.

John Harvey

Exeter City Councillor Candidate for 2021 Elections

Former City Centre Manager for 18 years, John Harvey has been at the heart of the city's development into one of the hubs of the Southwest. After two decades working at the heart of city centre development, John is a former Exeter City Councillor for Alphington,

Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith has many years of experience in local city council politics as a former city Councillor, she is an expert on issues surrounding Pinhoe and Exeter as a whole.

Aric Gilinsky

Association Deputy Chairman (Membership and Finance)

Aric Gilinsky was formerly the St Davids Ward council candidate for the local elections. 

He is also Deputy Chairman (Membership and Finance) for Exeter Conservative Association and a Deputy Chairman of the Riverside Branch.

Katherine New

Association Deputy Chairman (Political)

Katherine New is an NHS Healthcare Scientist, working at the RD&E Hospital for over 20 years. With lifelong experience in community leadership and governance roles and having grown up in St Thomas and Alphington, she is committed to improving the quality of life for people in Exeter.
Katherine is Deputy Chair Political for the Exeter Conservative Association and Chair of the West Exe Branch.

Percy Prowse

Devon County Council Councillor for Duryard Division

County Councillor for Pennsylvania, Stoke Hill and Duryard, Percy was a beat police Officer for 32 years. This was spent mostly in the City covering the St James and St David’s wards. Percy was involved in all aspects of Community interest and has now retired. He has been a City Councillor for Duryard since 2007. Percy was the infamous Bobby on a bike iconically wearing a cape, becoming a recognizable presence in the community. He is married with 3 children and four grand-children. His wife Elaine works for a High St branch of a kitchen-ware store. 

Anne Jobson

Anne has lived in Exeter for almost 20 years and is a barrister specialising in family and childcare law. Anne sees many of the challenges that confront families. Housing is high on her priority list with a strong emphasis on the need for affordable family homes rather than more student housing. Anne supports initiatives to deal with both the adult and child victims of domestic abuse such as Operation Encompass. Awarded the OBE for political and public service she is always out and about meeting local residents and making sure their voices are heard. She is often seen at local events with “Theia” her Little Owl or walking the Green Circle with “Disraeli” the Springer Spaniel. Anne is candidate for the 2021 Exeter City Council Elections for the St Loyes Ward.

Yolonda Henson

Deputy Lord Mayor
Exeter City Councillor for St Loyes Ward

Yolonda Henson is a Conservative City Councillor for St Loyes and Deputy Lord Mayor of Exeter. 

She is also a Freeman of the City of Exeter.

Tel: 01392 446956

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