South Oxfordshire District Council

Election results for 2019

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    3
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Most Recent

Authority appoints climate emergency councillor

Local Democracy Reporting Service

South Oxfordshire Council has appointed its first cabinet member for climate emergency.

Green councillor Dr Sue Roberts says she will oppose "unfettered development", according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

The council's new Green and Lib Dem coalition is already under scrutiny amid fears it could jeopardise a £215m Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal with the government if it attempts to challenge housing targets.

Ed Vaizey 'sad' at loss of Conservative seats

Ed Vaizey, the Conservative MP for Wantage & Didcot, has given his thoughts on the results for the Vale of White Horse District and South Oxfordshire District councils.

He said: "Over the last few months [our candidates] have delivered the Conservative message of strong local services to thousands of local residents.

"However we see today that their efforts have not translated into electoral success; The Conservatives have lost control of both councils in my constituency and I’m sad to see hard working councillors who care deeply about their local communities lose their seats.

"We must start our efforts now to restore faith in the Conservative Party, both locally and nationally, and I look forward to working with the new councils to continue to deliver excellent services to the residents of Wantage & Didcot."

Former Vale leader: 'Not the best of nights for the Tories'

Matthew Barber, former leader of the Vale of White Horse, has said it was "not the best of nights" for the Conservative Party after it lost control of South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse councils.

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Greens make gains in Oxfordshire

Bethan Nimmo

Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

The count in Abingdon
BBC

We are still waiting for the final results for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, but we already know one party that will be happy with tonight: The Greens.

They have gained one seat on each council - and Robin Bennett has won Berinsfield in South Oxfordshire, a former Tory stronghold held by council leader John Cotton until he stood down recently.

Layla Moran 'really proud' of Lib Dem performance

Oxford West and Abingdon Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran has hailed what she called a "really good night" for the party which has won five councils across the country - Winchester, North Norfolk, Hinckley and Bosworth, Cotswold and Bath and North East Somerset.

"I think what we’ve seen tonight is a clear indication that the Conservatives at a national and to a degree at a local level, are being punished at the ballot box.

"Turnout wasn’t as bad as we thought it might be even though there was quite a lot of apathy on the doorsteps.

"But overall I’m really proud of my team – this is a really good night for the Liberal Democrats."

Layla Moran
BBC

Counting underway at Vale of the White Horse

All the seats are up for grabs in the Vale of the White Horse and the Lib Dems are confident of making gains.

Roundup of council elections in Oxfordshire

Lowest and highest recycling rates in England revealed

Councils in the South are among those with both the highest and lowest rates of recycling in England, research by the BBC has found.

Hampshire's Gosport Borough Council has the eighth lowest rate, with only 23% of waste recycled, while Slough in Berkshire is 10th, with just 23.9%.

At the other end of the table, South Oxfordshire and Vale of Wight Horse councils are 2nd (63%) and 8th (60.4%) highest respectively.

The figures include waste sent for reuse, compost or recycling in 2017-18.

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