Local members in Wolvercote ward have selected Liz Wade as their candidate for the by-election, expected to be held in early-December.
Liz is an experienced former councillor and a long time North Oxford resident, having moved to the city with her husband and children 32 years ago.
Liz has been a leading voice in the city on planning, affordable housing and rough sleeping. She has been at the forefront in calling for stable and long-term homeless accommodation, a proven method for helping people to get on their feet and off the streets.
Commenting on her selection, Liz Wade said:
“I’m keen to get back in to local politics again, helping people with their concerns and standing up for the community.
“Angie Goff was one of a kind, I could never hope to fill those big boots. However I will do my utmost to get the best deal for the area, working closely with Layla Moran MP, councillors Steve Goddard and Paul Buckley, and all Wolvercote Ward residents.
“A particularly big issue for the area is the Oxford North development. I will listen to local residents’ concerns and work to help ensure we keep the City Council to their word on at least 50% of the homes being genuinely affordable and to ensure we get a really effective transport plan in place, including improved cycle facilities.”