Oxford local elections

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Wards for the local elections from 2002

Oxford local elections for the Oxford City Council in Oxford, England, take place every two years when half of the 48 seats in the City Council are up for election. Elections are held in even-numbered years; the next is due to take place in 2016. Until 2002 the council was elected by thirds.

As vacancies arise between elections, by-elections are held to elect a replacement councillor.

Election results[edit]

Detailed results are available, by year, as follows:

Political control[edit]

Political group leaders and senior politicians for the Oxford City Council (outgoing council at the election in 2010). From left to right: Jonathan Gittos candidate for the Conservatives, Councillor Stephen Brown leader of the political group of Liberal Democrats, Councillor John Tanner senior member of the Labour group, Councillor Craig Simmons leader of the Green group.

Since the foundation of the council, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Majority control of Oxford City Council
Years Party
2010–present Labour
2004–2010 No overall control
2002–2004 Labour
2000–2002 No overall control
1980–2000 Labour
1976–1980 Conservative
1973–1976 Labour

By-election results[edit]

Quarry & Risinghurst By-Election 18 September 2014[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chewe Munkonge 782 42.3 -1.3
Liberal Democrat Roz Smith 615 33.2 +7.8
Conservative Katharine Harborne 222 12.0 -7.2
Green Liz Taylor 186 10.0 -1.7
English Democrats Julia Gasper 43 2.3 +2.3
Majority 167 9.1
Turnout 1848 38
Labour hold Swing
Carfax By-Election 4 September 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Hollingsworth 168 44.2 +11.9
Liberal Democrat Tony Brett 101 26.6 +3.3
Green Richard Scrase 63 16.6 -9.8
Conservative Maryam Ahmed 24 6.3 -11.6
UKIP Kenrick Bird 24 6.3 +6.3
Majority 67 17.6
Turnout 380 8.6
Labour hold Swing
Cowley By-Election 17 July 2014[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Henwood 512 39.4 -11.9
Green Hazel Dawe 269 20.7 -2.1
Independent Artwell 257 19.8 +19.8
Conservative Katharine Harborne 152 11.7 -4.5
UKIP Ian Macdonald 72 5.5 +5.5
Liberal Democrat Prakash Sharma 39 3.0 -13.2
Majority 243 18.7
Turnout 1301 28
Labour hold Swing
North By-Election 19 September 2013[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Louise Upton 367 34.7 +18.0
Liberal Democrat Tim Bearder 330 31.2 -13.4
Green Sushila Dhall 262 24.7 +10.6
Conservative John Walsh 100 9.4 -15.1
Majority 37 3.5
Turnout 1059 23
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Headington Hill and Northway By-Election 26 March 2009[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Darke 548 38.3 +2.0
Conservative Marc Borja 443 31.0 -2.6
Liberal Democrat Ruth Beer 378 26.4 +2.4
Green Katherine Wedell 62 4.3 -1.8
Majority 105 7.3
Turnout 1431 32.9 +1.7
Labour hold Swing
Holywell By-Election 12 June 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mark Mills 188 40.4 -5.0
Conservative Paul Sargent 112 24.1 +1.6
Labour Sarah Hutchinson 93 20.0 +6.4
Green Chip Sherwood 72 15.5 -3.0
Majority 76 16.3
Turnout 465 11.7 −15.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Lye Valley By-Election 21 September 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Timbs 784 52.8 +8.4
Liberal Democrat Nathan Pyle 487 32.8 -10.2
Conservative Judith Harley 150 10.1 +10.1
Green Larry Sanders 64 4.3 -8.4
Majority 297 20.0
Turnout 1,485 31.0
Labour hold Swing
Hinksey Park By-Election 27 July 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Oscar Van Nooijen 676 45.6 -3.2
Green Lilian Sherwood 436 29.4 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Nathan Pyle 217 14.6 +5.7
Conservative Caroline Ten Holter 155 10.4 -1.8
Majority 240 16.2
Turnout 1,484 33.5
Labour hold Swing
Jericho & Osney By-Election 8 December 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Cook 713 44.0 +10.7
Liberal Democrat John Ballance 437 27.0 -12.1
Green Athene Reiss 355 21.9 +6.6
Conservative Patricia Jones 115 7.1 -5.2
Majority 276 17.0
Turnout 1,620 33.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Northfield Brook By-Election 21 July 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carole Roberts 592 54.7 +8.2
Independent Working Class Delvise Saunders 300 27.7 -12.8
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Morlin 141 13.0 +5.0
Conservative Patricia Jones 31 2.9 -2.9
Green Susan Tibbles 19 1.7 -3.3
Majority 451 27.0
Turnout 1,083 26.1
Labour hold Swing
Blackbird Leys By-Election 5 May 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rae Humberstone 969 50.0
Independent Working Class Kelly Webster 566 29.2
Conservative Stuart Hand 176 9.1
Liberal Democrat Nathan Pyle 172 8.9
Green Susan Tibbles 54 2.8
Majority 403 20.8
Turnout 1,937 48.6
Labour hold Swing
Carfax By-Election 21 October 2004[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Sushila Dhall 203 33.3 -3.6
Liberal Democrat Pamela Bones 175 28.7 -2.5
Labour Bill Turner 161 26.4 +7.9
Conservative Michael Davis 71 11.6 -1.8
Majority 28 4.6
Turnout 610 14.9
Green hold Swing
Blackbird Leys By-Election 11 October 2001[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Molly Florey 634 69.4 +8.0
Liberal Democrat Bernard Gowers 138 15.1 +5.1
Conservative David Brown 103 11.3 -7.2
Green Patricia Dickson 38 4.2 -5.8
Majority 496 54.3
Turnout 913 11.3
Labour hold Swing
Central By-Election 7 June 2001[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Antony Brett 1,165 33.4
Green Paul Williams 995 28.5
Conservative Richard Sage 692 19.8
Labour Joel Brookfield 635 18.2
Majority 170 4.9
Turnout 3,487
Liberal Democrat gain from Green Swing
Old Marston and Risinghurst By-Election 9 September 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 719 43.7 -7.1
Labour 506 30.7 +2.8
Conservative 352 21.4 +3.8
Green 69 4.2 +0.5
Majority 213 13.0
Turnout 1,646 33.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
West By-Election 4 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 512 32.7 -12.8
Liberal Democrat 511 32.6 +14.3
Green 405 25.8 +3.7
Conservative 139 8.9 -5.2
Majority 1 0.1
Turnout 1,567 26.8
Labour hold Swing
Quarry By-Election 4 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 780 50.2 +21.7
Labour 462 29.7 -8.4
Conservative 259 16.7 -10.0
Green 54 3.5 -3.2
Majority 318 20.5
Turnout 1,555 25.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Old Marston and Risinghurst By-Election 4 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 478 41.9 +30.5
Labour 385 33.7 -24.6
Conservative 222 19.5 -4.8
Green 56 5.0 -1.1
Majority 93 8.2
Turnout 1,141 23.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oxford". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Elections results". Oxford City Council. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2014-09-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Elections results". Oxford City Council. 2014-09-09. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  4. ^ "Labour win in Oxford City Council by-election". Oxford Mail. 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  5. ^ "Labour holds Headington Hill and Northway seat". Oxford Mail. 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  6. ^ "Low turnout for by-election". Oxford Mail. 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Election results". Oxford City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-15. [dead link]

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