– Correspondent Seth Conway
Labour are on course for victory in Exeter. They've taken 4 of the first 6 wards to declare including a school teacher who thought she was a paper candidate in Sarah Laws and Rob Hanniford who defected to Labour having won in 2008 for Lib Dems. Tories won 2 but Lib Dem vote has collapsed.
Voters across the region are at the polls on Thursday 3rd May to elect 45 councillors on 3 local councils.