St Davids

St David’s

St David’s Ward is located in the centre of the city. Stretching from St David’s train station, through the City Centre and along the River to County Hall on one side and the RIverside Leisure Centre on the other.

our City Council candidate in May 2024 is

James Banyard

James has worked as a therapeutic counsellor for more than twenty years helping vulnerable people across all levels of society. He brings his wealth of listening skills, empathy and care to the role of city councillor. He has been a Green Party volunteer for the past four years and since last year has been working closely with the councillor team in St David’s. Twice this year he has attended full council meetings at the Guildhall to put tough questions to the Labour-run council on behalf of residents. He is unafraid to speak up for the interests of the residents of St David’s

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Councillor Diana Moore

Diana has become a popular and hard working councillor for St David’s ward. She was elected with a massive majority in 2019. Diana is a familiar face in St David’s, meeting residents to listen to their views and working with them to take action.

Diana is Co-leader of the Progressive Group on Exeter City Council: Greens working cooperatively with two Liberal Democrat councillors and an Independent. With the Conservatives providing feeble opposition, the Progressive Group have provided robust scrutiny to the Labour dominated council.


Councillor Amy Sparling

Amy is a fresh face in the Green Party. After being voted as regional Chair and Co-Coordinator for the South West in 2020, she was selected and won in Exeter St David’s ward in May 2021.

She loves meeting residents and helping solve their issues and challenges in her ward. Amy works on the customer focus scrutiny committee, the transport working group and is a director of Exeter Business Centre.

Amy has a diverse range of experience in hospitality, small business management, the creative industries and film accounting.


Councillor Tess Read

Tess has a background in business and finance. She worked at the Bank of England before becoming a business consultant and now coaches young people in communication skills.

Tess brought up her family in Exeter and runs a local singing group. She wants a strong Green opposition to improve the City Council’s spending decisions, creating better value for money for council tax payers

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