Oxford student wins University Parks County council division

Image Description: University Parks Michael O’Connor, a 1st year BPhil student at Balliol College, has been elected as Labour Councillor for the University Parks ward in the Oxfordshire County Council elections that took place on 6th May 2021. University Parks is a central Oxford division, covering the majority of Oxford University Colleges and some residential […]

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Labour holds Iffley Fields & St Mary’s in tight County Council by-election

Image Credit: Flikr (CC-BY-SA-2.0) Just before midnight on 18th October, Labour’s Damian Haywood was duly elected Oxfordshire County Councillor for Iffley Fields & St Mary’s after a tight contest with the Green candidate David Williams. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Labour Councillor Helen Evans, who gained the district from the Greens in […]

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Oxfordshire County Council forced to make unpopular cuts to local charities

Oxfordshire County Council have announced a further £23 million of short term budget cuts, despite protestations from charities in the region who rely on their support. The specificities of the savings are being decided in a consultation project called ‘Talking Oxford’, with the Council explaining: ‘As government reduces funding to local government, the County Council […]

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