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.

South Cabinet 2015

The cabinet is:

John Cotton - Corporate Strategy and Strategic Policy (including local plan)

Council Leader

Cllr for Berinsfield - Conservative

Jane Murphy - Finance, Legal and Democratic Services and Licensing

Deputy Leader

Cllr for Cholsey - Conservative

Anna Badcock - Leisure, Arts, Communications and Health

Cllr for Watlington - Conservative

Elizabeth Gillespie - Development, Building Control and Housing

Cllr for Garsingston & Horspath - Conservative

Will Hall - Corporate Plan

Cllr for Sonning Common - Conservative

Lynn Lloyd - IT, HR, Customer Services, Corporate Services Project

Cllr for Chinnor - Conservative

Robert Simister - Property, Economic Development, Technical Services and Community Safety

Cllr Kidmore End and Whitchurch - Conservative

Tony Harbour - Waste, Food Safety and Environmental Health

Cllr for Didcot North East - Conservative

The Council is chaired by:

Paul Harrison This link will take you to an external website... , (Chairman), who is also responsible for bursary awards and general presentations

Political background

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.  Following the May 2015 elections the Conservatives have 33 seats, the Henley Residents Group one, Labour one and the Liberal Democrats also have one seat.

You can view details for councillors by wardpostcode or political group.

Last reviewed: 04 - 07 - 2016

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