Cllr Duncan Enright, Cllr Andy Graham, Cllr Rosie Pearson, and Giles Hughes

West Oxfordshire Alliance continues the partnership administration at West Oxfordshire District Council

Following the local elections on 2 May, the governing alliance of West Oxfordshire District Council has reinforced their commitment to working together in leadership of the Council for the next 2 years, ahead of the Annual General Meeting on 22 May 2024 where official council roles will be voted in. 

The Liberal Democrat, Labour and Green groups agreed to form an administration to run the Council in 2022 known locally as the ‘West Oxfordshire Alliance’. This included an Executive made up of councillors from each of the three parties that have run the Council over the last two years. 

At the local elections on 2 May 2024, no single political party gained an overall majority. A total of 25 of the 49 seats are required to form a majority and no one individual party reached this number.  

The split of councillors by party following the May 2024 election is: 

  • Liberal Democrats - 21 
  • Conservative - 13 
  • Labour/Labour and Co-operative - 11 
  • Green Party – 4 

Councillor Andy Graham, Leader of the Council, said, “I am really pleased that this strong alliance of councillors from across the political spectrum will continue to deliver the best for West Oxfordshire.  
"It is incredibly important to me that we maintain the stability that we have built over the last two years, and we remain committed to delivering on our ambitious council plan for the benefit of residents and businesses in our district. 
“Over the next year we will focus on developing the next stages of our Local Plan with the help of residents, along with delivering more affordable homes including the provision of social rented properties, in the right places, for the right people, to the highest standards. We will continue to tackle the climate emergency and sewage dumping in our rivers. Supporting local businesses and revitalising our local markets will be also prioritised. 
"In spite of financial pressures faced by councils across the country, much progress has been made over the last year, and I am confident that together, we will continue to achieve great things for our area, whilst also delivering the best possible council services that meet the needs of our residents." 
Residents will be able to attend the Annual General Council meeting in person at the Council offices in Woodgreen. The meeting will be at 2pm on the 22 May and the council will agree the new chair, vice chair and committee appointments along with announcing the leader and executive members for the council. 
Residents can view the full election results and search for their local councillor on the council website. 

Contact Information

West Oxfordshire District Council Communications Team

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