Your Councillors

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.

Photograph Councillor Political party Ward
photo of Anna Badcock

Anna Badcock

Cabinet member for legal and democratic

11 High Street, Watlington, OX49 5PZ

Home mobile: 07733 111 554


Conservative Watlington
photo of Charles Bailey

Charles Bailey

Tile House, Shepherds Green, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4QW

Home mobile: 07920000969


Conservative Woodcote and Rotherfield
photo of Joan Bland

Joan Bland

2 New Street, Henley on Thames, RG9 2BT

Work: 01491 577363

Home: 01491 571978

Home mobile: 07894 336342


Conservative Henley-on-Thames
photo of Felix Bloomfield

Felix Bloomfield

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet member for planning

The Views, Ewelme, Wallingford, OX10 6HF

Home: 01491 832690


Conservative Benson and Crowmarsh
photo of Kevin Bulmer

Kevin Bulmer

Cabinet member for corporate services

35 Springhill Road, Goring, Reading, RG8 0DA

Home mobile: 07803 005680


Conservative Goring
photo of Nigel Champken-Woods

Nigel Champken-Woods

27 Ludsden Grove, Thame, OX9 3BY

Home: 01844 215629


Conservative Thame
photo of Steve Connel

Steve Connel

3 Cam Close, Didcot, OX11 7XE

Home mobile: 07540 432461


Conservative Didcot North East
photo of Sue Cooper

Sue Cooper

Member of the Opposition Forum Group

1 Lower End, Benson Road, Ewelme, Wallingford, OX10 6HB

Home: 01491 835631


Liberal Democrats Benson and Crowmarsh
photo of John Cotton

John Cotton

12 Balfour Cottages, Abingdon Road, Burcot, Abingdon, OX14 3DR

Home: 01865 408105

Home mobile: 07796 951968


Non-Group Berinsfield
photo of Pat Dawe

Pat Dawe

Springfield, 42a Wallingford Road, Cholsey, Wallingford, OX10 9LB

Home: 01491 651994



Conservative Cholsey
photo of Anthony Dearlove

Anthony Dearlove

43 Crossville Crescent, Didcot, OX11 7HE

Home: 01235 818665

Home mobile: 07989 149344


Conservative Didcot South
photo of David Dodds

David Dodds

Cabinet member for finance

3 Gadge Close, Thame, OX9 2BD

Home: 01844 212891


Conservative Thame
photo of Stefan Gawrysiak

Stefan Gawrysiak

Member of the Opposition Forum Group

Pantiles, Elizabeth Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1RA


Henley Residents' Group Henley-on-Thames
photo of Elizabeth Gillespie

Elizabeth Gillespie

Wickets, Marsh Baldon, Oxford, OX44 9LL

Home: 01865 341398

Home mobile: 07813 100993



Conservative Garsington and Horspath
photo of Will Hall

Will Hall

55 New Street, Henley on Thames, Oxon, RG9 2BP

Home mobile: 07793031780



Conservative Sonning Common
photo of Tony Harbour

Tony Harbour

c/o South Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB

Home mobile: 07771 594368


Non-Group Didcot North East
photo of Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

Cabinet member for development and regeneration

SAS UK, Wittington House, Henley Road, Marlow, SL7 2EB

Home: 0118 9722665

Home mobile: 07733 266376


Conservative Sonning Common
photo of Lorraine Hillier

Lorraine Hillier

Chairman of the Council

The Swedish House, 8 Park Corner, Henley on Thames, RG9 6DT

Home mobile: 07818 451367


Conservative Henley-on-Thames
photo of Elaine Hornsby

Elaine Hornsby

Rebanks, Burcot, Abingdon, OX14 3DN


Non-Group Wallingford
photo of Mocky Khan

Mocky Khan

Member of the Opposition Forum Group

53 Hagbourne Road, Didcot, OX11 8DT

Home mobile: 07956301777



Labour Didcot South
photo of Sue Lawson

Sue Lawson

The Pump House, Heyford Hill Lane, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford, OX4 4YJ

Home mobile: 07899 963236


Non-Group Sandford and the Wittenhams
photo of Lynn Lloyd

Lynn Lloyd

Cabinet member for community services

Cromwell Cottage, 50 High Street, Chinnor, OX39 4DH

Home: 01844 354313


Conservative Chinnor
photo of Imran Lokhon

Imran Lokhon

56 Roding Way, Ladygrove Estate, Didcot, OX11 7RQ

Home mobile: 07921 705400


Non-Group Wallingford
photo of Jeannette Matelot

Jeannette Matelot

1 Hazelton House, 15 High Street, Thame, OX9 2BZ

Home: 01844 213004


Conservative Thame
photo of Jane Murphy

Jane Murphy

Leader of the Council and Cabinet member for communications

Corner Cottage, High Street, South Moreton, Didcot, OX11 9AD

Home mobile: 07970 932054


Conservative Cholsey
photo of Toby Newman

Toby Newman

121 Old Road, Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1NX

Home: 01865 872239


Conservative Wheatley
photo of Caroline Newton

Caroline Newton

Cabinet member for housing and environment

Coopers Farmhouse, Britwell Salome, Watlington, OX49 5JZ

Home mobile: 07951 477144


Conservative Haseley Brook
photo of David Nimmo-Smith

David Nimmo-Smith

Flat 1, 245 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7AD

Home mobile: 07496 491990


Conservative Woodcote and Rotherfield
photo of Bill Service

Bill Service

Cabinet member for partnership and insight

15 Nunney Brook, Didcot, OX11 7FW

Home: 01235 510810


Conservative Didcot North East
photo of Ian Snowdon

Ian Snowdon

6 North Bush Furlong, Didcot, OX11 9DY

Home: 07899888587


Conservative Didcot West
photo of Alan Thompson

Alan Thompson

Vice-Chairman of the Council

3 Cronshaw Close, Didcot, OX11 7JT

Home mobile: 07905165418.


Conservative Didcot West
photo of David Turner

David Turner

Chairman of the Opposition Forum Group

50 Hardings, Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7TJ

Home: 01865 891169


Liberal Democrats Chalgrove
photo of Vacant position for Didcot South ward

Vacant position for Didcot South ward

Vacancies Didcot South
photo of Vacancy for Kidmore End and Whitchurch ward

Vacancy for Kidmore End and Whitchurch ward

Vacancies Kidmore End and Whitchurch
photo of John Walsh

John Walsh

Royal Oak House, Beckley, Oxford, OX3 9TY

Home mobile: 07860 786470


Conservative Forest Hill and Holton
photo of Ian White

Ian White

4 Willow Road, Chinnor, OX39 4RA

Home: 01844 352085


Conservative Chinnor