Six new Green councillors elected!
2022 produced a truly exciting set of local elections for the Green Party in Oxfordshire! Of the 40 Green Party members who stood as candidates in the three councils that had elections, six were elected as councillors: 4 in Oxford City, and one each in Cherwell and West Oxfordshire. Our new councillors are:
Why are Greens winning so many local elections? Look at Oxfordshire
Last May, Greens won some of our best results council elections across Oxfordshire, following on from stellar results in the 2019 European elections. We ended up with three councillors on the county council, three on the city council, nine on district councils, and ten on city and parish councils. This was the most we’ve ever had in the City, chipping into the deadlock that the Labour party has on the City Council – and was enough to take the County Council out of Conservative hands for the first time in its history.[Read more]
Green Councillor expresses concerns over new 'Developer's Charter'
Cherwell District Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee reviewed a report on the Oxfordshire 2050 strategic plan this week, with concerns being expressed over a growth needs assessment report dubbed the 'Son of SHMA' by Green councillor Ian Middleton.
The Oxfordshire Growth needs Assessment (OGNA) forms a central part of the new Oxfordshire 2050 plan which seeks to provide a strategic platform to co-ordinate development across the whole of the county. The recent consultation on these plans identified 3 levels of housing need between now and 2050 with the highest level representing a further huge growth target.[Read more]
In Oxfordshire the Green Party is making an impact. How can we build on that over the next two years?
In the last 4 years we have grown from 2 councillors in one council to 18 councillors in 6 councils. Our councillors on 3 councils are setting policy as part of the administration. We are taking the lead on the climate emergency. Elsewhere we are challenging complacent one party states. This comes thanks to the efforts of ou 1250 members, 1100 volunteers and 450 donors.
Members, please come to this workshop to work out what we can do to built on our successes over the next two years. What should our priorities be? What should we achieve? How can we make an impact?
You will hear brief about our successes in winning elections, what our councillors have achieved, spreading our message and building the party then in small groups list what we want to do from now until 2024. It is a time to come together and think about the next steps.
Please RSVP below. This is an event only for Green Party members.