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.

There is no overall control of the council by a single political group. There are currently 13 Liberal Democrat group councillors, nine Conservative group councillors, six Green group councillors, three Labour group councillors, three Henley Residents' Group councillors, one independent councillor and one non-group councillor.

The leader of the council and the chairman of the council were appointed at the Annual Council Meeting on 16 May 2019. 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.

Councillor Role Political party Ward

Ken Arlett

11 Elizabeth Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 1RG

Home mobile: 07816 298922


  Henley Residents' Group Henley-on-Thames

Anna Badcock

11 High Street, Watlington, Oxon, OX49 5PZ

Home mobile: 07733 111 554


  Conservative Watlington

Pieter-Paul Barker

10 Charles Drive, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3XU

Home: 01844 212438


Cabinet member for partnership and insight Liberal Democrats Thame

David Bartholomew

C/O South Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB

Home mobile: 07769 808773


  Conservative Sonning Common

Robin Bennett

4 Meadside, Dorchester-on-Thames, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 7JX

Home: 018765 858680

Home mobile: 07979 646815


Cabinet member for economic development and regeneration Green Berinsfield

David Bretherton

33 Towersey Drive, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3NR

Home: 01844 215178


Chair of the Council Liberal Democrats Thame

Sam Casey-Rerhaye

3 The Burycroft, Culham, Oxon, OX14 4LY

Home: 01235 799489


  Green Sandford and the Wittenhams

Sue Cooper

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

Home: 01491 835631



Leader of the Council, Cabinet member for legal and democratic and Didcot Garden Town Liberal Democrats Benson and Crowmarsh

Peter Dragonetti

Covert Cottage, Hill Bottom, Whitchurch Hill, Reading, RG8 7PT

Home: 0118 9844711

Home mobile: 07866 202908


  Green Kidmore End and Whitchurch

Maggie Filipova-Rivers

Bottom Farm House, Mapledurham, Reading, RG4 7TT

Home mobile: 07850141623


Cabinet member for community services Liberal Democrats Goring

Stefan Gawrysiak

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

Home mobile: 07799803596


  Henley Residents' Group Henley-on-Thames

Elizabeth Gillespie

Wickets, Marsh Baldon, Oxford, OX44 9LL

Home: 01865 341398



Vice-Chair of the Council Non-Group Garsington and Horspath

Sarah Gray

2a Gateley, Horspath, Oxford, OX33 1TH


  Liberal Democrats Forest Hill and Holton

Kate Gregory

12 Chestnut Avenue, Thame, Oxon, OX9 2AP

Home mobile: 07825 388418


  Liberal Democrats Thame

Victoria Haval

38 Dagdale Drive, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7XP

Home mobile: 07876 382851


  Liberal Democrats Didcot North East

Simon Hewerdine


  Independent Didcot North East

Lorraine Hillier

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

Home mobile: 07818 451367


  Conservative Woodcote and Rotherfield

Kellie Hinton

7 Queen Street, Henley, Oxon, RG9 1AR

Home mobile: 07527 826706


  Henley Residents' Group Henley-on-Thames

Alexandrine Kantor

20 Firs Meadow, Oxford, OX4 7GR


  Liberal Democrats Wheatley

Mocky Khan

53 Hagbourne Road, Didcot, OX11 8DT

Home mobile: 07956301777



  Labour Didcot South

George Levy

111 Brook Street, Benson, Oxon, OX10 6LJ

Home mobile: 07403266287


  Liberal Democrats Wallingford

Lynn Lloyd

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

Home: 01844 354313


  Conservative Chinnor

Axel Macdonald

56 Campion Hall Drive, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9RN

Home mobile: 07305076203


  Labour Didcot South

Jane Murphy

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

Home mobile: 07970 932054


  Conservative Cholsey

Caroline Newton

Coopers Farmhouse, Britwell Salome, Watlington, OX49 5JZ

Home mobile: 07951 477144


  Conservative Haseley Brook

Andrea Powell

17 Porthill Road, Benson, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 6NF

Home mobile: 07882 584120


Cabinet member for corporate services Green Benson and Crowmarsh

Leigh Rawlins

The Hoot,, 6 Woodlands Road,, Sonning Common, RG4 9T

Home: 01189 722565


Cabinet member for planning Liberal Democrats Sonning Common

Jo Robb

The Rosary, Shepherds Green, RG9 4QL

Home: 01491 629504


  Green Woodcote and Rotherfield

Sue Roberts

Glebe House, Reading Road, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 9DT

Home: 01491 836425


Deputy to the Leader (to represent the Leader at external meetings and to deputise as requested by the Leader) and climate and ecological crisis response Green Wallingford

David Rouane

1 East Street, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 8EJ

Home mobile: 07957 287799


Cabinet member for housing and environment Liberal Democrats Didcot North East

Anne-Marie Simpson

Mallards, Moulsford, Wallingford, OX10 9HR

Home: 01491 651298

Home mobile: 07770 781233


  Liberal Democrats Cholsey

Ian Snowdon

6 North Bush Furlong, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9DY

Home: 07899888587


  Conservative Didcot West

Alan Thompson

3 Cronshaw Close, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7JT

Home mobile: 07905165418


  Conservative Didcot West

David Turner

50 Hardings, Chalgrove, Oxford, OX44 7TJ

Home: 01865 891169

Home mobile: 07770 682182


Deputy to the Leader (statutory deputy leader to act in the Leader’s absence) and finance Liberal Democrats Chalgrove

Ian White

4 Willow Road, Chinnor, OX39 4RA

Home: 01844 352085


  Conservative Chinnor

Celia Wilson

6 Bosleys Orchard, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NY

Home mobile: 07926 624628


  Labour Didcot South