People

Alison Hernandez

Alison Hernandez is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall since May 2016. 

Telephone: 01392 225555

Write to: 

      The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

      Alderson Drive

John Harvey

John Harvey is standing for the Priory Ward. Former City Centre Manager for 18 years, John 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 a former Exeter City Councillor for Alphington, is standing for the Priory ward, and if elected will work alongside fellow Conservative Councillor Andrew Leadbetter.

Ruth Smith - Association President

Ruth Smith is currently President of the Exeter Conservative Association. With 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. She is available to be contacted at ruthsm@blueyonder.co.uk to help you with any of your local concerns. 

Anne Jobson - Association Chairman

Anne Jobson was elected Association Chairman in July 2016. She has lived in Exeter for 15 years, first in St Thomas before moving to north Exeter. A barrister specialising in family and childcare law; she sees the challenges facing young families. Anne wants priority given to local families needing homes rather than more student housing developments in the City. Anne was awarded the OBE for political and public service and enjoys meeting local groups and residents to make sure their voice is heard. Anne is often seen at local events with her little owl “Theia” or walking the northern section of the Green Circle with her springer spaniel.

Cllr Percy Prowse

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. 

Cllr Peter Holland

A City Councillor for Pennsylvania and Stoke Hill and former Deputy Chairman Political of the Exeter Conservative Association, Cllr Peter Holland has lived in Exeter for over 34 years. 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.

Cllr Andrew Leadbetter

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.