The council has a Cabinet and Leader management structure. The council is Conservative controlled.
Cabinet is responsible for carrying out the executive functions of the council within the approved budget and policy framework.
Jane Murphy – Leader, Communications
Cllr for Cholsey
Felix Bloomfield – Deputy Leader, Planning
Cllr for Benson and Crowmarsh
Anna Badcock – Legal and Democratic
Cllr for Watlington
Kevin Bulmer – Corporate Services
Cllr for Goring
David Dodds – Finance
Cllr for Thame
Paul Harrison - Development and Regeneration
Cllr for Sonning Common
Lynn Lloyd – Community Services
Cllr for Chinnor
Caroline Newton - Housing and Environment
Cllr for Haseley Brook
Bill Service - Partnership and Insight
Cllr for Didcot North East
The Council is chaired by:
Lorraine Hillier, who is also responsible for bursary awards and general presentations
There are 36 councillors directing the work of the council, elected by the voters of South Oxfordshire. Our elections are held every four years. Each councillor represents a ward in South Oxfordshire.
The council came into existence in 1974 and until 1995 was Conservative controlled. From 1995 to 2003, a Liberal Democrat/Labour administration ran the council. At the elections in 2003, the Conservative group regained control, and have been the ruling group since.
The Conservative group currently holds the majority of seats on the council. There are currently 24 Conservative councillors, two Liberal Democrat councillors, one Labour councillor, and one Henley Residents' Group councillor, six non-group members, and two vacancies.
Last reviewed: 29 - 01 - 2019