Oxfordshire County Council is elected every four years.

Political control

Since the first election to the shadow authority in 1973 ahead of the reforms which came into force in 1974, political control of the council has been as follows:

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–1985
No overall control 1985-2005
Conservative 2005-2013
No overall control 2013-present

See also: Liberal Democrat–Green Party alliance

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2001 have been:[1]

Councillor Party From To
Keith Mitchell Conservative 2001 15 May 2012
Ian Hudspeth Conservative 15 May 2012 9 May 2021
Liz Leffman Liberal Democrats 18 May 2021

Council elections

County result maps

By-election results

1997-2001

Wolvercote By-Election 7 May 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,085 47.4 +4.9
Conservative 582 25.4 +0.4
Labour 352 15.4 -5.7
Green 270 11.8 +0.4
Majority 503 22.0
Turnout 2,289
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Temple Cowley By-Election 28 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 537 42.5 -9.0
Labour 520 41.1 +5.8
Conservative 124 9.8 +1.3
Green 83 6.6 +1.9
Majority 17 1.4
Turnout 1,264 22.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
West By-Election 28 October 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 630 40.0 -0.7
Liberal Democrats 597 37.9 +8.1
Green 198 12.6 -7.6
Conservative 127 8.1 -1.2
Independent 22 1.4 +1.4
Majority 33 2.1
Turnout 1,574 26.0
Labour hold Swing
Banbury Ruscote By-Election 16 December 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 348 48.0 +27.0
Labour 314 43.9 -20.1
Liberal Democrats 58 8.1 -6.9
Majority 29 4.1
Turnout 715 12.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Sonning Common By-Election 16 December 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 731 47.0 +19.8
Conservative 651 41.9 -10.3
Labour 172 11.1 -4.1
Majority 80 5.1
Turnout 1,554 26.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2001-2005

Wolvercote By-Election 2 May 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 1,063 40.4 +9.7
Green 769 29.2 -5.2
Conservative 530 20.1 +0.0
Labour 271 10.3 -3.7
Majority 294 11.2
Turnout 2,633 47.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Green Swing
Deddington By-Election 3 October 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,172 59.6 +7.8
Liberal Democrats 588 30.0 -7.0
Labour 205 10.4 +10.4
Majority 584 29.6
Turnout 1,965 25.2
Conservative hold Swing
Wolvercote By-Election 27 November 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats 732 39.6 +8.9
Green 693 37.5 +3.1
Conservative 327 17.7 -3.1
Labour 95 5.1 -8.9
Majority 39 2.1
Turnout 1,847 31.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Dorchester By-Election 19 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,070
Labour 152
Green 87
Majority
Turnout 29.0
Conservative hold Swing
Henley South By-Election 19 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 920 54.9 -5.1
Resident 405 24.2 +24.2
Liberal Democrats 118 7.0 -19.7
Independent 103 6.1 +6.1
Green 66 3.9 -3.5
Labour 63 3.8 -2.1
Majority 515 30.7
Turnout 1,675 26.0
Conservative hold Swing
Hanborough By-Election 10 June 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin James 1,657 52.9 +19.0
Conservative Ian Hudspeth 1,476 47.1 +1.1
Majority 181 5.8
Turnout 3,133 53.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2005-2009

Banbury Grimsbury & Castle By-Election 4 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carole Bonner 880 51.5 +14.4
Labour Royston Mold 488 28.6 -6.3
Liberal Democrats Choudry Anjum 340 19.9 -2.2
Majority 392 22.9
Turnout 1,708 24.6
Conservative hold Swing
Eynsham By-Election 4 May 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Mathew 1,652 53.0 +17.9
Liberal Democrats Stuart Brooks 1,034 33.2 -11.1
Green Xanthe Bevis 254 8.2 +1.2
Labour Richard Kelsall 176 5.6 -8.0
Majority 618 19.8
Turnout 3,116 43.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Carterton South West By-Election 21 June 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Handley 934 67.5 +15.8
Liberal Democrats Peter Madden 348 25.1 -2.1
Labour David Wesson 102 7.4 -10.6
Majority 586 42.4
Turnout 1,384
Conservative hold Swing
Grove and Wantage By-Election 13 February 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jenny Hannaby 1,901 46.7 +11.1
Conservative Bill Melotti 1,786 43.9 +11.0
Labour Jean Nunn-Price 382 9.4 -14.3
Majority 115 2.8
Turnout 4,069
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Wallingford By-Election 13 March 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Lynda Atkins 867 65.6 +65.6
Conservative Patricia Dawe 386 29.2 -4.6
Labour Charles Gill 69 5.2 -8.2
Majority 481 36.4
Turnout 1,322 19.7
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Kidlington and Yarnton By-Election 1 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Gibbard 2,921 52.2 +13.7
Liberal Democrats Suzanne Wilson-Higgins 1,681 30.0 -1.4
Labour Chris Robins 675 12.1 -11.0
Green Janet Warren 321 5.7 -1.3
Majority 1,240 22.2
Turnout 5,598 39.5
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Council minutes". Oxfordshire County Council. Retrieved 1 June 2022.