West Oxfordshire District Council elections

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Map showing the composition of West Oxfordshire District Council after the 2015 election and Witney North by-election. Conservatives in blue, Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

One third of West Oxfordshire District Council in Oxfordshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 49 councillors have been elected from 27 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Independent 1973 - 1976
No overall control 1976 - 1983
Conservative 1983 - 1984
No overall control 1984 - 1987
Conservative 1987 - 1990
Independent 1990 - 1992
No overall control 1992 - 2000
Conservative 2000 - present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2002 election leading to the whole council bring elected in that year.[3]

Year Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats Independent Vacant Notes
1988[6] 27 4 8 10 0
1990[7] 9 6 7 27 0
1991[8] 11 6 7 25 0
1992[9] 15 6 8 20 0
1994[10] 12 6 12 18 1
1995[11] 12 9 13 15 0
1996[12] 9 11 14 15 0
1998[13] 14 10 12 13 0
1999[14] 19 7 13 10 0
2000[15] 26 2 13 8 0
2002[16] 32 2 10 5 0 New ward boundaries[17]
2003[18] 29 2 12 6 0
2004[19] 29 1 13 6 0
2006[20] 34 1 9 5 0
2007[21][22] 36 1 8 4 0
2008[23] 40 1 6 2 0
2010[24] 40 1 7 1 0
2011[25] 44 1 4 0 0
2012[26] 41 4 4 0 0
2014[27] 40 5 3 1 0 Some new ward boundaries[28]
2015[29] 40 4 4 1 0

District result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[30] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Milton-under-Wychwood 20 November 1997 Conservative Conservative
Carterton South by-election 30 September 1999 Conservative Conservative
Witney East by-election 7 July 2005 Conservative Conservative
Witney Central by-election 25 January 2007 Conservative Conservative
Carterton South by-election 2 May 2013 Conservative Conservative
Witney East by-election 2 May 2013 Conservative Conservative
Chipping Norton by-election 7 November 2013 Labour Labour
Witney North by-election 20 August 2015 Independent Conservative

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Know your councillors" (PDF). West Oxfordshire District Council. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "West Oxfordshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "West Oxfordshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  4. ^ The District of West Oxfordshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  5. ^ The Cherwell and West Oxfordshire (Areas) Order 1985
  6. ^ "The gains and losses: Council election results in full". The Times. NewsBank. 7 May 1988. 
  7. ^ "Local election results". The Times. NewsBank. 5 May 1990. 
  8. ^ "Complete round-up of results from Thursday's local council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1991. 
  9. ^ "Local election results 1992". The Times. NewsBank. 8 May 1992. 
  10. ^ "Non Metropolitan Districts - Local elections". The Times. NewsBank. 7 May 1994. p. 9. 
  11. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 
  12. ^ "Complete list of results". The Times. NewsBank. 4 May 1996. p. 8. 
  13. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. NewsBank. 9 May 1998. p. 46. 
  14. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. NewsBank. 8 May 1999. p. 48. 
  15. ^ "West Oxfordshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "West Oxfordshire District Council Election Results 1998 - 2010" (PDF). West Oxfordshire District Council. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  17. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of West Oxfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2001. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "West Oxfordshire council". BBC News Online. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Local elections: West Oxfordshire". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  21. ^ "Tories increase dominance of West Oxon". Banbury Guardian. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  22. ^ "Tories win by-election". Oxfordshire County Publications. NewsBank. 22 June 2007. 
  23. ^ "West Oxfordshire". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "West Oxfordshire". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  25. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  26. ^ "Vote 2012". BBC News Online. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  27. ^ "Results Elections 2014". The Times. NewsBank. 24 May 2014. pp. 88–89. 
  28. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of West Oxfordshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2012. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  29. ^ "Local election results 2015 in full". The Guardian. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  30. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 2 August 2015. 

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