Future elections

Elections on Thursday 5 April 2018

Elections to fill a single vacancy on each of Swerford Parish and Woodstock Town Councils have been scheduled for Thursday 5 April. Polling hours will be 7 am to 10 pm.

The "notices of election" and "statements of persons nominated" are available as file downloads from this page. The notice of election includes information about registering to vote; and voting by post or proxy; and the statement of persons nominated lists the two candidates standing at each of the elections.

The deadlines for applying to be registered to vote; and for applkying to vote by post have passed, but applications to appoint a proxy may be received no later than 5 pm on Monday 26 March. Postal ballots were posted on Monday 19 March, except for the last few for late applicants which will follow shortly.

Elections on Thursday 3 May 2018

On Thursday 3 May 2018 elections are scheduled for 

  • 17 seats on the District Council
  • 115 seats on 17 Parish and Town Councils

These elections are not throughout the whole of West Oxfordshire - for information about the areas with elections, and other general information please see the Elections on 3 May 2018 file download. That document also contains information about postal and proxy voting and registering to vote.

If you will be a candidate or agent at the elections, please see the links to relevant Electoral Commission guidance, listed under "external links".

Results of previous elections

For the results of previous elections within the District, please:

Registering to vote and voting by post or proxy

For information about registering to vote and postal and proxy voting, please:

District, town and parish councils  

West Oxfordshire District Council is made up of 49 elected Councillors, with one third elected three years in four.

Other elections

Parliamentary elections

The next election of a member of parliament for the Witney constituency will take place no later than 2022.

European parliamentary elections

European Parliamentary elections have taken place every five years between 1979 and 2014, inclusive.  West Oxfordshire is currently part of the South East Region, which has 10 MEPs.

Following the result of the EU Referendum held 23 June 2016 it seems likely that the UK will have left the European Union ahead of the next European Parliamentary elections in 2019.

Police and Crime Commissioner: May 2020

The next election of a Police and Crime Commissioner is scheduled for Thursday 7 May 2020.

For information about the Police and Crime Commissioner, please see the official website for the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner

West Oxfordshire District Council
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