Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

Witney Liberal Democrats


Welcome to Witney Liberal Democrats. We are the Liberal Democrat party for the Witney Parliamentary constituency. The constituency is mostly rural and includes all of the district of West Oxfordshire and includes the towns of CartertonChipping Norton, Eynsham and Woodstock.

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News!

LibDem Policy Groups

Would you like to help shape the future of West Oxfordshire with the Liberal Democrats? We are welcoming all members to get involved in putting together our manifesto for next year and to join our policy groups. If interested in joining, please email andy.graham@oxonlibdems.uk. There are separate groups on the following:

  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Education & Young People
  • Transport
  • Housing & Planning
  • Health & Social Care
  • Unitary Councils
  • Employment, Leisure & Tourism

 

10% Swing for Lib Dems in General Election

Charlotte Hoagland

 

Liberal Democrat Local Gains in 2019

We are now the official opposition on West Oxfordshire District Council with 10 seats. Andy Graham was re-elected in Charlbury & Finstock, joined by Dan Levy in Eynsham & Cassington and Nathalie Chapple in Stonesfield & Tackley.

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Cllr Nathalie Chapple, Cllr Liz Leffman, Cllr Andy Graham, Charlotte Hoagland and Cllr Dan Levy.

 

Who Are We?

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.

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We made gains in the District Council elections in 2018 and 2019, and in the Euro Elections in May we won most votes overall in West Oxfordshire, beating the Brexit Party into second place, the Greens into third, Conservatives fourth and Labour fifth.

If you are interested in supporting the party you can join as a Lib Dem member - you will receive mailings from the local party, 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 get in touch by wiring to witney@oxonlibdems.uk or phoning one of our local party officers:

  • Andy Graham (Chair) 07908 832632
  • Derek Laud (Vice Chair) 07837 254544
  • Sarah Yules (Secretary) 07734 103698

If you would like to support the local party financially, please visit our donation page by clicking here:

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Ben Molyneux - A Close Second in Witney North 

On August 29th 2019 the Liberal Democrats came within just 9 votes of winning the Witney North Town By-Election in an area where we have not focussed for several years. It was disappointing to miss out but still a good result.

Our candidate Ben Molyneux had this to say: "What a whirlwind adventure this campaign has proved to be! I am a relatively new Lib Dem having joined the party this year, the same as many of our new members, so frustrated with the Government, Brexit and the lack of decisive opposition from The Labour Party."

"We knew we had a fight on our hands as it had been a decade since we last won this ward in Witney, but the team were really up for the challenge and gave it everything. We had such a strong team of volunteers, creating the leaflets, delivering them and knocking on doors, it was a privilege to be part of and I recommend anyone thinking of getting involved to let us know, come along to our drinks evenings and coffee mornings and join in."

As we all know, a general election is looming and we now stand in a position to win in Witney which is a real prospect and the big bonus from our campaign.