Thursday 4 May 2017 saw local council, and county council, elections all over Oxfordshire.
The County Council has a budget of £800m and responsibility for a wide range of services including social care, transport, education, libraries and museums, and waste disposal. Green Party candidates stood in 55 wards to give people a chance to express their vote for a conscientious Green councillor to better serve the public (see below).
The Greens have had representation on Oxford City and County Councils since 1994 and have been making a better brighter future for the people of Oxfordshire. Our Green Party Councillors have shown themselves to be an effective force for change and our influence on Council policy has helped to make our great City even better.
We believe that we need an economy in Oxfordshire that works for everyone, and that local people should be involved in making decisions that affect them. We will stand up to protect local services from damaging cuts and privatisation. Read all about our policies in our Oxfordshire Mini Manifesto.
The work of Green Councillors, and Green Party campaigning, does bring success in Oxfordshire. For example, in February Cllr David Williams secured funding for Children's Centres in Oxford, while the contentious Oxford Waterways Public Space Protection Order was dropped after a campaign strongly supported by Green councillors. Greens have been heavily involved in the Iffley Open House occupation that has driven the issue of homelessness up the agenda in Oxfordshire.
All this points to the importance of the Green Party's work. If we want more of a voice, we must get more Greens elected!
In nearly every county electoral division you can vote for a Green Party candidate, and elect more conscientious Green councillors to better serve the public. We had candidates standing in 55 of the 63 divisions that had elections in May 2017.
Check out below who represented where you live, and have a look at our policies in our Oxfordshire Green Party Mini-Manifesto. Enter your postcode in mapit.mysociety.org to find your county council electoral division.
|Division||Council||Green Party Candidate|
|Banbury Calthorpe||Cherwell||Bernard Dod|
|Banbury Grimsbury and Castle||Cherwell||Jack Barton|
|Banbury Hardwick||Cherwell||Andy Aris|
|Banbury Ruscote||Cherwell||Christopher Manley|
|Bicester Town||Cherwell||Robert Nixon|
|Bicester West||Cherwell||Liz Taylor|
|Bloxham and Easington||Cherwell||Non Kinchin-Smith|
|Kidlington South||Cherwell||Fiona Mawson|
|Kirtlington and Kidlington North||Cherwell||Ian Middleton|
|Wroxton and Hook Norton||Cherwell||Shaun Greenslade-Hibbert|
|Barton, Sandhills and Risinghurst||Oxford City||Symon Hill|
|Barton and Sandhills by-election||Oxford City||Symon Hill|
|Churchill and Lye Valley||Oxford City||Steve Dawe|
|Cowley||Oxford City||Hazel Dawe|
|Headington and Quarry||Oxford City||Miranda Shaw|
|Iffley Fields and St. Mary's||Oxford City||David Williams|
|Isis||Oxford City||Douglas Kohler|
|Jericho and Osney||Oxford City||Lois Muddiman|
|Leys||Oxford City||Elizabeth McHale|
|Marston and Northway||Oxford City||Al Morris|
|Rose Hill and Littlemore||Oxford City||Abdul Rafiq|
|St. Clement's and Cowley Marsh||Oxford City||Nuala Young|
|St. Margaret's||Oxford City||Al Wilson|
|University Parks||Oxford City||Ben Carter|
|Wolvercote and Summertown||Oxford City||Sarah Edwards|
|Berinsfield and Garsington||South Oxfordshire||Robin Bennett|
|Chalgrove and Watlington||South Oxfordshire||Robert Paynter|
|Didcot West||South Oxfordshire||Tim Eden|
|Goring||South Oxfordshire||Jim Dowling|
|Henley-on-Thames||South Oxfordshire||Elisabeth Geake|
|Thame and Chinnor||South Oxfordshire||Alison Gordon-Creed|
|Thame and Chinnor||South Oxfordshire||Louisa Wilkinson|
|Wallingford||South Oxfordshire||Sue Ap-Roberts|
|Abingdon East||Vale of White Horse||Paul Norton|
|Abingdon North||Vale of White Horse||Cheryl Briggs|
|Abingdon South||Vale of White Horse||James Broadbent|
|Grove and Wantage||Vale of White Horse||Kevin Harris|
|Hendreds and Harwell||Vale of White Horse||Nicholas Freestone|
|Kennington and Radley||Vale of White Horse||Chris Henderson|
|Kingston and Cumnor||Vale of White Horse||Gerard Lewis|
|North Hinksey||Vale of White Horse||AnneMarie Heslop|
|Shrivenham||Vale of White Horse||Joanna Shipley|
|Sutton Courtenay and Marcham||Vale of White Horse||Craig Simmons|
|Burford and Carterton North||West Oxfordshire||Rosie Pearson|
|Carterton South and West||West Oxfordshire||Tony Barrett|
|Charlbury and Wychwood||West Oxfordshire||Celia Kerslake|
|Chipping Norton||West Oxfordshire||Claire Lasko|
|Eynsham||West Oxfordshire||Nicholas Goodwin|
|Hanborough and Minster Lovell||West Oxfordshire||Andy Wright|
|Witney North and East||West Oxfordshire||Stuart Macdonald|
|Witney South and Central||West Oxfordshire||Andy King|
|Witney West and Bampton||West Oxfordshire||Alma Tumilowicz|
|Woodstock||West Oxfordshire||David Chanter|