In West Oxfordshire, the Witney Liberal Democrats comprise hundreds of members active in Burford, Chipping Norton, Charlbury, Carterton, Witney and Woodstock as well as in the surrounding villages and countryside.
We have representatives on West Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council and we campaigned very strongly in both the Witney parliamentary by-election in 2016 and the general election in 2017.
We have an Executive Committee which plans election campaigns, provides membership activities and contributes to Liberal Democrat policy development. The committee also selects candidates, including our prospective parliamentary candidate.
In some towns and villages we have Lib Dem branches which organise local activities, campaigns and fund-raising. The branches and the executive committee keep closely in touch.
If you are interested in supporting the party you can join as a Lib Dem member - you will receive mailings from the local party (usually via email), as well as from the national party. You have a vote in national Lib Dem matters such as election of the President and the Leader and the right to attend national and regional conferences to vote on policies.
You do not need to join the party to support us - we would be very pleased to hear from you. We need help in getting our message out to local residents, good locations for garden poster stake boards or even whether you can make on-going financial contribution however small to help with our campaign costs (printing leaflets etc). There is also a 50-50 club which has a monthly draw.
You can send a message to any of the committee officers via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our local party officers are:
- Andy Graham (Chair) 01608 659462
- Jake Acock (Vice Chair) 07582 379760
- John Cole (Secretary)
If you would like to support the local party financially, please visit our donation page by clicking here:
About the Witney constituency
Witney is a parliamentary constituency in Oxfordshire, covering the same area as the West Oxfordshire district council. The major towns in the area are Burford, Chipping Norton, Charlbury, Carterton, Witney (where the district council is based) and Woodstock.
West Oxfordshire is a mostly rural area, with downs and forest; the main activities are in farming and associated trades. Many residents work in Oxford, Reading, Birmingham or London.
Our parliamentary spokesperson
Liz Leffman, Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Charlbury & Wychwood and our parliamentary candidate for Witney at the 2017 General Election is our parliamentary spokesperson.
Liz is Chair of the Liberal Democrats in England and works closely with LibDem MPs and peers to ensure that West Oxfordshire's voice is heard in Parliament.