There are 36 councillors directing the work of the Council, elected by the voters of South Oxfordshire. Our elections are held every four years.
The Conservative group currently holds the majority of seats on the council. There are currently 25 Conservative councillors, two Liberal Democrat councillors, one Labour councillor, and one Henley Residents' Group councillor, five non-group members, and two vacancies.
There are two political groups for South Oxfordshire District Council: the Conservative Group, currently comprising 25 members, and the Opposition Forum Group, currently comprising 4 members. The leader of the Conservative Group is Councillor Jane Murphy. The leader of the Opposition Forum Group is Councillor David Turner. At Annual Council, councillors are allocated to committees and panels which, in order to ensure political balance (this only aplies to certain committees and panels), are weighted according to the membership of these political groups.
Each Councillor represents a ward in South Oxfordshire.
Local Councillors decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent the public interest as well as individuals living within the ward they represent.
They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Your Councillor may hold local surgeries.
Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. Information on allowances can be found in the documents library. All members of the Council sign a code of conduct and are required to complete a declaration of interest form.
To find councillor, please look on this page or use the links below.
If you are not sure which ward you live in you can use the search option below to find information about council services in the area and the name of your local councillor. Search by postcode or town/village.
Chairman of the Opposition Forum Group
Forest Hill and Holton
Garsington and Horspath
Cabinet member for corporate services
Cabinet member for housing and environment
Kidmore End and Whitchurch
Sandford and the Wittenhams
Cabinet member for legal and democratic