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.
The cabinet is:
John Cotton - Corporate Strategy and Strategic Policy (including local plan)
Cllr for Berinsfield - Conservative
Jane Murphy - Finance, Legal and Democratic Services and Licensing
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:
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.
Last reviewed: 04 - 07 - 2016