Significant Green gains – Owl
A third of the seats on the 39-seat council were up for election on Thursday.
Previously Labour had a majority of 28, Conservatives held 18 and the Liberal Democrats and Greens had two each, with one Independent and four vacant.
Now Labour holds 26 seats, Conservatives have five, Liberal Democrats have two, Green have five and Independents have one.
Figures reveal the overall turn out of voters was 37%, Exeter City Council confirmed.
Labour won 12 of the 17 seats, but lost two seats overall.
Labour Leader Phil Bialyk said: “I think what people in Exeter have voted for is continuity. They’ve actually seen us deliver.
“We are investing in our city. We’ve had the most people voting Labour in Exeter.”