Oxfordshire is the most rural county in the South East. It has a population of around 666,000, one third of which lives in towns or villages of less than 10,000 people. The county is a popular visitor destination for its rural beauty, numerous market towns and Oxford city itself, which has earned a global reputation for its academic and architectural splendour. Oxford is also a global centre of publishing.
Oxfordshire has consistently high levels of employment and the workforce is amongst the most highly-qualified in the country. World-class business clusters include bioscience, advanced motorsport engineering, scientific research and cryogenics.
Oxfordshire County Council has elections every four years, the next due in 2017. There are 61 divisions, with a total of 63 councillors.
There are 11 Liberal Democrats on the County Council.
For more information and latest updates please click here to visit the website maintained by the Oxfordshire County Council Liberal Democrats Group.
Leader: Richard Webber, County Councillor for Sutton Courtenay & Marcham
Deputy Leader: Neil Fawcett, County Councillor for Abingdon South
Jean Fooks, County Councillor for Wolvercote & Summertown
Janet Godden, County Councillor for North Hinksey
Jenny Hannaby, County Councillor for Grove & Wantage
John Howson, County Councillor for St Margaret's
Bob Johnston, County Councillor for Kennington & Radley
Zoe Patrick, County Councillor for Grove & Wantage
Anne Purse, County Councillor for Wheatley
Alison Rooke, County Councillor for Abingdon East
Roz Smith, County Councillor for Headington & Quarry