Democratic Alliance 15 (including Independent East Devon Alliance 13, Independent 1; the Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Labour are also in this group); The Independents 5, Independent Progressive Group 4, Cranbrook Voice 3, non-affiliated 1. Based around Sidmouth, Exmouth and Honiton. The council is in a shared services arrangement with South Somerset, sharing a chief executive.
Exe Valley has a byelection on 23 September (held by the Liberal Democrats). Paul Millar (Exmouth Halsdon) moved from Independent to Labour in July 2021. At byelections on 8 July, the Conservatives gained Feniton from an Independent, and Labour gained Honiton St Michaels from the Liberal Democrats. At a byelection on 6 May, the Conservatives gained Whimple and Rockbeare from an Independent Progressive.
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