Rob Newby

Deputy Group Leader Conservative Party Group
Exeter City Councillor Topsham Ward

Rob is one of the Conservative City Councillors for Topsham, and serves on the following committees.

Terms of Office

  • 01/05/2003 - 03/05/2007
  • 03/05/2007 - 09/05/2011
  • 09/05/2011 - 07/05/2015
  • 07/05/2015 - 05/05/2016
  • 05/05/2016 - 02/05/2019
  • 02/05/2019 - 04/05/2023

Appointments to Outside Bodies, representing Exeter City Council. 

See Also

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.

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

Committee appointments

Andrew Leadbetter

Group Leader Conservative Party Exeter City Council
Exeter City Council - Councillor for Topsham Ward
Devon County Council - Councillor for Topsham and Wearside Division

Andrew has been the County Councillor for Topsham and St Loyes since 1997 and one of the City Councillors for Topsham. He is Leader of the Conservative Group on Exeter City Council.

David Henson

Exeter City Councillor St Loyes Ward

David has been the City Councillor for St Loyes since 2011.

Keith Sparkes

Exeter City Councillor Topsham Ward

Councillor Keith Sparkes was elected to Exeter City Council in December 2019 as a Councillor for the Topsham Ward. Born in Exeter he attended Ladysmith First School, Ladysmith Middle School, Vincent Thompson High School, and Exeter College before moving away to University.  He returned to Exeter in 2011.