Oxford City Council

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

Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 18 Total councillors 36 Change+1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 5 Total councillors 9 Change+1

PartyGreen

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 2 Change-2

PartyIndependent

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

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Councillor receives 'hate mail' over Bannister ward

An Oxford councillor says he has received hate mail after suggesting the idea of introducing a new council ward named after Sir Roger Bannister.

Craig Simmons, a Green party city councillor, suggested introducing a new "Bannister Ward" as part of the local government boundary changes and to honour the athlete, who died earlier this year.

It would mean St Clement's ward becomes known as Bannister instead.

But Mr Simmons and fellow councillor Dick Wolff posted on their Facebook page to say the former had received "a lot of unwarranted hate mail" over the idea.

They clarified the Green party proposals want to retain St Clements Ward and rename St Marys Ward as Bannister instead.

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Green Party
Oxford's Green Party ward boundary plans.

£25m university hub set for approval

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Helena Kennedy Building
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The Helena Kennady Building would be demolished

Plans for a £25m university building in Oxford are set to be approved, the Local Democracy Reporting Service reports.

The £25m hub at Headington Hill will form part of the Oxford Brookes University.

The Helena Kennedy Building would be demolished to make way for the faculty of technology, design and engineering building.

A decision on the planning application will be made tonight.

Lib Dems hold on to city council seat

Oxford City Council
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The Liberal Democrats have held on to a seat at Oxford City Council after a by-election.

The vote was triggered when Ruth Wilkinson stood down from her Headington seat after a decade.

Stef Garden has now been elected.

No big screen for Oxford

Across the country, thousands of fans have watched England's World Cup campaign on big screens.

But despite requests to erect one in Oxford, the city council has declined to do so.

Football maybe coming home, but it won't be seen on a giant screen in Oxford.

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No trains at Oxford Station for fortnight as works begin

Rail workers
Network Rail

Trains will not be running in or out of Oxford Station for two weeks as maintenance work begins.

The rail works will be "noisy and at unsociable times" as engineers replace track, signalling and cables, according to Oxford City Council.

Network Rail said the work has been "carefully planned" to minimise disruption to passengers.

The improvements will allow faster travel and a new half-hourly London Marylebone to Oxford service, it added.

Cladding replaced in Oxford blocks

Cladding on Blackbird Leys tower blocks have been replaced after failing safety tests following the Grenfell disaster.

The Evenlode Tower
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The Evenlode and Windrush towers have now been fitted with an aluminium sheet, removing the previous rain screen cladding.

This follows a £21m repairs project on the buildings which began in 2016.