West Oxfordshire District Council

2021 Conservative hold, from 2019

Counting complete. After 18 of 18 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 10
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -3
    • Councillors overall total 28
  2. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 4
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +2
    • Councillors overall total 10
  3. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 3
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 8
  4. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 2
  5. Green

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 1
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +1
    • Councillors overall total 1
  1. West Oxfordshire coalition negotiations to start soon

    The leader of the Liberal Democrat group on West Oxfordshire District Council said coalition negotiations will start soon.

    Andy Graham said he would “jump at the challenge” of becoming the authority’s leader with the help of Labour and Green councillors if he felt he could bring “real change”.

    “We’ve only just got back an hour ago from the count so I think we need a little bit of sleep and then we will actually get cracking on discussions which will help bring that alliance together,” he told the BBC.

    “I think it’s what the people want. They want parties working together using common sense and reasonable approaches to local services.”

    Andy Graham
  2. Council leader slams 'false promises'

    West Oxfordshire District Council's Conservative leader Michele Mead said there are multiple reasons to explain why her party had lost control of the authority.

    She alleged other parties had made "false promises" and that national politics had also had an impact on the Tories losing the council to no overall control.

    "I think the majority of it was a protest vote, I really do. I think that everyone in my party worked extremely hard and a lot of false promises made by opposition parties and national politics meant people voted [against the Conservatives]," she said.

    It is expected the Lib Dems, Labour and the Greens will look to form a coalition to run the council.

  3. Tories losing votes in West Oxfordshire

    Claire Starr

    BBC Radio Oxford - Political Reporter

    It has been a slow count in West Oxfordshire but it is clear that the Conservatives have been losing votes.

    Some seats that they've held onto, they've held in single figures - four or five votes.

    They meant recounts that we've had to wait for.

    We understand the Conservatives will not have control of the council but they have some options. There are some independents - one of them is a former Tory.

    Witney count
    Image caption: The count at Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney
  4. Deputy leader loses seat in West Oxfordshire

    West Oxfordshire District Council's Conservative deputy leader David Harvey has lost his seat to Labour in Witney South.

    Mr Harvey has been a councillor on the authority since 1998.

    Michael Brooker will replace him on the council.

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  5. Greens gain Conservative seats in West Ox

    Claire Starr

    BBC Radio Oxford - Political Reporter

    First result from West Oxfordshire District Council - Brize Norton and Shilton Green gain from Conservative by 62 votes.

    The Vice-Chair of the council has lost his seat. It was a Green vs Tory vote, no other parties in that ward.

    Whispers that the Tories could lose overall control of the council.

  6. Counting underway in Witney

    Claire Starr

    BBC Radio Oxford - Political Reporter

    Counting is under way in Witney where the results of the West Oxfordshire District Council elections will be revealed.

    Sixteen seats are up for election, a third of the seats on the council.

    Despite this being a long held Conservative council, it’s become something of a target seat for the Liberal Democrats who are hoping to give the Conservatives a run in several wards. They have a five year plan – and this is year five.

    If the Conservatives lose three seats they would no longer have a majority.

    West Oxfordshire Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr Andy Graham says he’s "not a betting man, but it’s definite" they’ll lose control of the council.

    The Conservatives say that a good result for them would be holding the council and that they’ve worked "incredibly hard".

    Labour gained county councillors in this area in elections last year and it seems they’ve got their eyes on district council seats in Chipping Norton and Witney. Deputy leader of the Labour Group, Duncan Enright, says they’re "hopeful".

  7. Conservatives retain majority in West Oxfordshire

    The Conservatives have retained their majority on West Oxfordshire District Council.They lost one seat overall, the Liberal Democrats gained a seat, Labour stay on eight seats and the first Green Party councillor has been elected to the council.

    Andrew Prosser took a seat in Witney North off the Conservatives.

  8. Coronavirus: Case rates in Oxfordshire

    Here are the latest rates of cases of Covid-19 in Oxfordshire.

    The figures are the number of infections per 100,000 people in the seven days up to and including 22 November (previous week's figures in brackets).

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    Oxford - 140.4 (down from 190.9)

    Cherwell - 98.3 (down from 136.9)

    Vale of White Horse - 68.4 (down from 117.6)

    South Oxfordshire - 62.7 (down from 120.4)

    West Oxfordshire - 62.4 (down from 1104.8)

    The figure for England is 186.6 (down from 259.5).

    The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

    The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

    Data released on 28 November.