Your Councillors by Party

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 and five Green group councillors together forming a coalition partnership, 10 Conservative group councillors, three Labour group councillors, three Henley Residents' Group councillors, and two South Oxfordshire Residents Team councillors.

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.

 Liberal Democrats


  • Pieter-Paul Barker

    Thame

    Liberal Democrats

    Cabinet member for partnership, including the Five Councils' Partnership, and legal and democratic


  • Tim Bearder

    Forest Hill and Holton

    Liberal Democrats


  • David Bretherton

    Thame

    Liberal Democrats

    The armed forces and veterans’ champion


  • Sue Cooper

    Benson and Crowmarsh

    Liberal Democrats

    Leader of the Council, Cabinet member for climate change and nature recovery


  • Maggie Filipova-Rivers

    Goring

    Liberal Democrats

    Cabinet member for community wellbeing, and deputy leader (statutory deputy leader during the following months: April, June, August, October, December and February)


  • Kate Gregory

    Thame

    Liberal Democrats


  • Victoria Haval

    Didcot North East

    Liberal Democrats


  • Alexandrine Kantor

    Wheatley

    Liberal Democrats


  • George Levy

    Wallingford

    Liberal Democrats


  • Leigh Rawlins

    Sonning Common

    Liberal Democrats

    Cabinet member for finance


  • David Rouane

    Didcot North East

    Liberal Democrats

    Cabinet member for housing and environment, and Didcot Garden Town


  • Anne-Marie Simpson

    Cholsey

    Liberal Democrats

    Cabinet member for planning


  • David Turner

    Chalgrove

    Liberal Democrats

    Vice Chair of Council

 Conservative

 Green


  • Robin Bennett

    Berinsfield

    Green

    Cabinet member for economic development and regeneration, and deputy leader (statutory deputy leader during the following months: May, July, September, November, January and March)


  • Sam Casey-Rerhaye

    Sandford and the Wittenhams

    Green

    Cycling champion


  • Peter Dragonetti

    Kidmore End and Whitchurch

    Green

    Tree Champion


  • Andrea Powell

    Benson and Crowmarsh

    Green

    Cabinet member for corporate services, policy and programmes


  • Jo Robb

    Woodcote and Rotherfield

    Green

    Chair of Council and Thames Champion

 Henley Residents' Group

 Labour

 South Oxfordshire Residents Team


  • Elizabeth Gillespie

    Garsington and Horspath

    South Oxfordshire Residents Team

    Leader of the South Oxfordshire Residents Team


  • Sue Roberts

    Wallingford

    South Oxfordshire Residents Team

    Deputy Leader of the South Oxfordshire Residents Team