Cherwell District Council

A third of the seats in Cherwell were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

CON HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 12 Total councillors 36 Change-1

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 3 Total councillors 9 Change+1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 1 Change+1

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 Change-1
Councillors change compared with 2016

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Cherwell District Council results

The political make-up of Cherwell Disctrict Council is now: Conservatives 37; Labour 9; Liberal Democrats 1; Independents 1.

The big winners were the Liberal Democrats - it's been some years since they had a seat on the council.

Alaric Rose picked up Kidlington West with a lead over the Tories of more than 700 votes.

The Lib Dems had made an electoral pact with the Greens who stood aside for them in Kidlington West.

The Lib Dems equally stood aside for the Greens in Kidlington East, the pact not paying off for the Green party with the Conservatives holding that seat.

The Greens did they say they wanted to continue working with the Lib Dems.

Overall it was a good day for Labour. They picked up an extra seat in Banbury Cross but the party was disappointed it didn't make any gains in Bicester.

The Tories lost two seats, though they did narrowly pick up Bicester South from Independent Nick Cotter.

Conservatives hold Cherwell

Cherwell in Oxfordshire has stuck with the Conservatives who now have 36 seats.

They lost one seat to Labour who are the second-largest party on nine seats.

Cherwell: Tories can't lose majority

Peter Henley

Political editor, South of England

The Conservatives are dominant here - it is mathematically impossible for them to lose their majority.

But it's part of the Oxford West & Abingdon Westminster constituency - where Lib Dem MP Layla Moran gained the seat from Nicola Blackwood in last year's general election. The Lib Dems should be looking to take one or two seats from the Conservatives.

No UKIP candidates in Oxfordshire

Bethan Phillips

Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

Ballot Box
BBC

UKIP will not be fielding candidates in any of the local elections in Oxfordshire this year.

Elections for Oxford City Council, West Oxfordshire District Council and Cherwell District Council are being held in May.

A total of 58 seats are available and when they were last contested in 2014 UKIP fielded candidates in the majority of them, although it did not win any.

In a statement the party says internal elections have dominated its agenda it had taken its "eyes off the ball".

But it added its membership was rising again and that UKIP was "getting back on track."

Council agrees to take six further Syrian families

Syrian children flee their homes in the town of Beit Sawa in Syria
AFP
Syrian children flee their homes in the town of Beit Sawa in Syria on 4 March

Six additional families from Syria will be resettled in north Oxfordshire.

The decision was agreed by Cherwell District Council at a meeting of its executive last night.

Five families have been resettled in the area since January 2016 as part of the government's Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme, with a sixth due to arrive later in the spring.

They will be housed in private rented housing to avoid taking social housing away from local residents who need it.

Cherwell District Council approves 4,000 green belt homes

Dave Gilyeat

BBC South

Protesters
BBC
Demonstrators chanted "save our green belt" and "stop Oxford's sprawl"

About 4,000 homes are set to be built on green belt land in Oxfordshire despite 1,500 objections.

Cherwell District Council approved proposals by 26 votes to 17 at a full council meeting on Monday evening.

Officers "considered all reasonable alternatives" and said the plans were "sound", according to its report.

Members of the public shouted "traitors" as the decision was passed at a three-hour meeting, which was packed with campaigners.