8 new Green councillors elected in May 2023

Voters across Oxfordshire elected another 8 Green Party councillors last week, bringing the total number of Green seats held on district and county councils to 27. The Conservatives have lost control of their last council in Oxfordshire.

South Oxon 8 (+3)
Cherwell 3 (+1)
West Oxon 3 (+1)
Vale 4 (+3)

This year there were no elections in Oxford or the county council, but there were all out elections in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse, defending our Green gains in 2019. One third of the councillors in Cherwell and West Oxfordshire were also up for election.

All our defending councillors were re-elected. Several increased their majorities. Robin Bennett got 80% of the vote in Berinsfield. Ian Middleton increased his lead in Kidlington East to get 57% of the vote. And Jo Robb not only got re-elected but brought in her running mate James Norman to serve Woodcote and Rotherfield.

We won seats we had never won before, in Watchfield and Shrivenham, Hendreds, Chinnor and Bicester. Our new councillors are:

James Barlow (Wallingford)

Ali Gordon-Creed (Chinnor)

James Norman (Woodcote & Rotherfield)

Katherine Foxhall (Watchfield & Shrivenham)

Sarah James (Hendreds)

Viral Patel (Watchfield & Shrivenham)

Tom Beckett (Bicester East)

Sandra Simpson (Witney North)


We will shortly be organising a Meet a new Green councillor event. In the meantime, see our Green councillors in action at their next council meetings.

Date Time Council Place
16/05/23 10:30 Oxfordshire County County Hall OX1 1ND
17/05/23 17:00 Oxford City Oxford Town Hall
17/05/23 18:30 Cherwell Bodicote House OX15 4AA
17/05/23 19:00 Vale of White Horse The Ridgeway, Wantage OX12 9BX
18/05/23 18:00 South Oxfordshire Didcot Civic Hall OX11 7JN
24/05/23 14:00 West Oxfordshire Woodgreen, Witney OX28 1NB

We also have parish and town councillors in many parts of the county. Go along to your local parish council to hear about really local issues.

Showing 2 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Jill Greer
    commented 2023-06-29 11:47:28 +0100
    Not very clever with computers but think I am getting the hang of it.
    Very informative content. Thank you.
  • David Newman
    published this page in News 2023-05-10 20:42:14 +0100

Join our mailing list for news, events and more...

Our Privacy Policy

Sign in or Register