RICHARD Daws of the South Devon Alliance has retained his seat in Ambrooke Ward, with a count of 1145 votes.

Reflecting win the win, Richard said: 'We're delighted, I think I returned more votes than last time so it validates the work that we've done to bring NA3 to account, to bring transparency to the local council, has resonated with our ward and we're going to carry on and we're going to do exactly what we've been elected to do.'

Paul Roger Parker, Daws's running mate and fellow successful SDA councillor, said: 'I knew Richard would do well, but didn't think I'd also get on the council.

'I'm going to enjoy being on the council and not be confined by any party politics.'