Oxford City Council

Half of the seats in Oxford were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 18 Total councillors 36 Change+1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 5 Total councillors 9 Change+1


Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 2 Change-2


Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 ChangeNo results
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Councillor 'must choose' after winning two seats

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A councillor is being pressed to “make a decision” over the area he wants to represent after it emerged he has been elected both in Hampshire and Oxfordshire.

Liberal Democrats Tim Bearder was elected in November 2018 to represent Wheatley on Oxfordshire County Council.

But on 2 May this year he was also elected as West End South councillor at Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC).

He said he has also been serving as a parish councillor in West End since last November.

While the seats he won are more than 60 miles away, he said the distance has no effect on his work.

Tim Bearder
Liberal Democrats councillor Tim Bearder won two seats across Hampshire and Oxfordshire

'No gender pay gap' at Oxford council

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Oxford City Council had no gender pay gap in 2017/18, but women were paid more in bonuses.

A report showed the number of staff picking up bonuses nearly doubled in that year compared to the one before.

The authority’s latest gender pay gap data showed the median gender pay gap on basic pay was zero.

On another measure the gap is 0.7 % in favour of women.

Nigel Chapman, board member for customer focused services, said: “Oxford City Council remains in a positive position when it comes to differences in rates of pay.”

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Raise the flags for Commonwealth Day

More councils have been tweeting about their Commonwealth Day celebrations.

The flag has been raised over local authority buildings across the region.

A multi-faith service is also being held at Westminster Abbey.

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Councillor suspended amid domestic violence order

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford has been suspended by the Labour Party after he was given an order for domestic violence.

Sajjad Malik, who has been a city councillor since 2004, was given a 28-day domestic violence protection order at Oxford Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

The city council's leader Susan Brown said she was "shocked and disappointed" by his court appearance.

Her party suspended Mr Malik indefinitely and he will now sit as an independent councillor.

Taxi driver Mr Malik, who represents Cowley Marsh, was first elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor, but defected to the Labour Party in 2006.

Sajjad Malik
Oxford City Council
Sajjad Malik has been a city councillor since 2004

Oxford City Council seeks funding for further rough sleeper provision

If granted, the government funding will support all rough sleepers, regardless of their location, in winter 2019/20.

Rough sleeper

Currently there are 215 beds are available for the homeless in Oxford, and further emergency beds are provided to anyone if the temperature falls below freezing.

The council is aiming to provide extra emergency beds, a city hostel, and further support services from next year.