Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats

Oxford Lib Dems call for tougher action on housing and climate

Oxford City Council have released an early draft of the Oxford Local Plan 2040. It falls short of our city’s needs on affordable housing and on mitigating and adapting to climate change.

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City Lib Dems call for Fairer, Safer Traffic Filters

Oxfordshire County Council is consulting on traffic filter plans, aiming to speed up buses by sending more private car trips via the ring road. The filters would mean people from outside the city would have to change their routes to avoid going via Hollow Way, Marston Ferry Road or the City Centre, while residents could use these routes infrequently, but not every day.

The Oxford City Lib Dems are calling for a fairer, safer approach:

  • Fairness for one-car families
  • A fairer scheme for Westgate traffic
  • An affordable bus alternative to driving
  • Safety for cyclists endangered by HGVs
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Statement on current status of Woodstock and Banbury Rd corridor projects

Andrew Gant, Leader of the Oxford City Council Liberal Democrat Group has issued a statement on the current status of the Woodstock and Banbury Rd corridor projects.


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Oxford City Manifesto 2022: A Better Oxford

Residents in Oxford go to the polls on Thursday 5 May 2022 - our manifesto for the city sets out why you should Vote Liberal Democrat for A Better Oxford.

Oxford Liberal Democrats Manifesto 2022

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Solidarity with Perm against Putin

Oxford Liberal Democrats call for solidarity with the people of Perm opposing their government's abhorrent actions. We should maintain our support for them while our formal twinning relationship is suspended.

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Layla Moran celebrates victory for campaign to repeal the Vagrancy Act

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has welcomed the news that the Government will repeal the Vagrancy Act.

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Oxford Lib Dems Criticise City Budget

Oxford City Council's Cabinet has agreed a budget for the forthcoming years that makes significant cuts and digs deep into the council's reserves.

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Labour Plans an Oxford for the Few (Oxford Economic Strategy response)

Oxford Liberal Democrats say that the Labour City Council’s proposed Economic Strategy will fail to deliver on its stated objectives of creating a more inclusive city and a zero carbon economy.

These two important goals, which the Lib Dems strongly support, will not be delivered by the high growth economic approach set out in the strategy.

In contrast, the proposed strategy will lead to an Oxford that is less affordable, less liveable and which serves only the elite few.

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Lib Dems Claim 'Shock Victory' Over Tories In Carterton By-Election

Last week the Liberal Democrats won a shock by-election victory, winning Shillbrook ward off the Conservatives. 

The ward was previously solidly Conservative, and it was the party’s worst result in the area for at least 20 years.  

Commenting on her victory Natalie King, the Liberal Democrat candidate said

“I am incredibly honoured to have been elected by the people of Carterton. 

I’ll be getting straight to supporting the Save the Rec campaign, standing up for all residents, and fighting for the local services we need. 

This historic victory is a clear indication of voters turning away from the Conservatives locally and nationally. People are fed up being ignored and taken for granted. 

Locally, residents didn’t want just another Conservative who lived outside Carterton and would ignore our views. 

Nationally, they were sick of being misled by our Prime Minister. Whilst out campaigning I met countless local people who were appalled by the way Boris Johnson acted over alleged illegal parties under his own roof.         

In Carterton, just like in North Shropshire last month, voters have sent a clear message that the Conservatives can’t take their support for granted.”


Cllr David Rouane elected as new Leader at South Oxfordshire

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Cllr David Rouane, recently elected as leader of the Liberal Democrat group, is the new Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council. He was chosen by councillors during a vote at the Council meeting last night. He leads a partnership of Liberal Democrats and Greens which has run the council since 2019. His election as Leader comes after Cllr Sue Cooper chose to stand down having led the council since the local elections in 2019. 

At the meeting, Cllr Maggie Filipova-Rivers who is a councillor for Goring was elected alongside David as Deputy Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council.

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Abingdon Town Council hosting Pride Picnic this Sunday afternoon


Abingdon Town Councillors and staff are putting the final touches to the Town's Pride Picnic taking place on Sunday 12th September 2021. The bring your own picnic starts at 4 pm at the beautiful gardens of St Ethelwolds House on East St. Helens Street.

Tickets are free on this link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/abingdon-pride-picnic-2021-tickets-168225345537

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Local councillors welcome health and cycling commitments secured for Valley Park development

Improvements to the outline planning permission for the Valley Park development between Didcot and Harwell have been welcomed by local Lib Dem councillors.

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Shift away from ''growth at all costs": Vale Lib Dem leader reacts after Growth Board renaming

Cllr Emily Smith has said the decision to rename the Oxfordshire Growth Board signals a change in emphasis away from the “growth at all costs” approach to development in the county.
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Layla Moran: “sensational results” as Lib Dems elect largest ever group to Oxfordshire County Council

Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has said she is “delighted” by the Lib Dems’ “sensational results” as they gained 8 seats to elect their largest ever group to Oxfordshire County Council.

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Tories to cut £2m from pupil premium in Oxfordshire

Schools in Oxfordshire are set to lose £2million in funding for the most disadvantaged pupils in the county following the government's decision to alter the method of calculating pupil premium funding.

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Cycle path closure a 'fiasco' as Oxford Lib Dems protest for safe cycling

Oxford Liberal Democrats led a protest of local cyclists against the closure of a national cycle path on Parks Road due to University development and a lack of safe cycling provision from the County Council. 

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We examine the possibility of a major new road corridor

There have been several reports in the Oxford Times about the” Expressway by Stealth”. Cllrs Tim Bearder and Freddie Van Mierlo examine some of the detail.

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Major win as Expressway cancelled

Layla Moran MP and Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway project has been cancelled. Layla said “this is a major win for everyone in our community” and “for our environment.”


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“Flood schemes need urgent funding” Vale of White Horse Lib Dems

Vale of White Horse District Council has passed a Liberal Democrat motion to call for  more funding for flood defences across the district. 

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Oxford to Cambridge Arc risks centralising control and erosion of local democracy

The new Oxford-Cambridge development plans could erode local democracy and ignore local voices.

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Improvements for key Abingdon roundabout

At the last County Council election in 2017, Cllr Emily Smith promised to work for safety improvements to the Wootton Road Roundabout, and it is now, finally, getting a revamp.

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Banbury Lib Dems announce new president

Former South East Member of the European Parliament past Cherwell District Councillor Catherine Bearder, has been chosen as the new President for North Oxfordshire Lib Dems -  the party that covers the Banbury constituency.



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Lib Dem council leader calls for clarity on elections delay

Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, Cllr Emily Smith, has written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, calling for clarity on whether the 2021 elections will be delayed and for how long.  

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Delayed decision on schools was unneccesarily "damaging and difficult"

After the Conservative government delayed the decision to reduce the number of children in schools, thousands of children went to school for one day, and teachers, parents and pupils were left to pick up the pieces from the Tory u-turn.

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Vale Council Leader Emily Smith on end of lockdown

Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, Cllr Emily Smith said:

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Abingdon Town Council to help children in receipt of free school meals over Christmas holiday

Abingdon Town Council has unanimously passed a motion which thanked local businesses and community groups for their help in feeding children who needed it and committed to families who normally receive free school meals over school holidays. 

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Lib Dems across Oxfordshire back public health experts

Key_Lib Dem LeadersLib Dem Council Group leaders from all of the Oxfordshire Councils are calling on the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, to move Oxfordshire to Tier 2 status following a worrying trend in COVID-19 cases.

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Four million pounds to make homes more affordable in Vale of White Horse

The Lib Dem team running the Vale of White Horse District Council have agreed to boost the number of truly affordable homes in the district.

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Cherwell Conservatives Bulldoze Local Residents

At Monday’s full council meeting, Conservative councillors pushed forward changes to the local plan that would concrete over vital greenbelt land.

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Jericho Low Traffic Neighbourhood Plans Move Forward

Jericho Low Traffic Neighbourhood crowdfunding campaign succeeds, boosted by Liberal Democrat councillor's funds.

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Don’t risk the UK’s standing and economy by breaking international law says Richard Benwell

Think of your constituents and the UK's standing in the World, is the message from Richard Benwell, Wantage Lib Dems Parliamentary Spokesperson in a letter to Wantage MP David Johnston urging him to vote against government legislation that would break international law.

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BMW job losses show impact of Covid-19 “on jobs right here in Oxford”

“Oxford Liberal Democrats are extremely saddened to hear of substantial job losses at the BMW Mini plant in Cowley. These are very worrying times for all those affected and their families, and many others whose livelihoods are threatened by the pandemic and its consequences.Liberal Democrat Leader at Oxford City Council, Andrew Gant, has expressed deep concern over the loss of 400 jobs at the BMW Cowley Plant.

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Lib Dem Council Leader calls for urgent County Council action to improve walking and cycling

With air pollution down by over 60% in parts of the Vale of White Horse, Cllr Emily Smith, leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, has urged for radical steps to be taken to keep this in place longer term.

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"A naked attempt to remove decision-making from local democracy" - Cllr Liz Wade on Tory planning proposals

The Tory Government’s plan to reform the planning system will do nothing to alleviate the housing crisis in our country. It will not help those who are stuck on waiting lists, and “zoning plans” risk leaving whole areas behind.

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Inspectors look at the South Oxfordshire District Council Local Plan

South Oxfordshire Local Plan - Examination in Public runs until the 7th of August 2020. All the details can be found here.


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Poor implementation, right goal: Oxford Lib Dems lay out response to Oxford bus gates

Oxford Lib Dems have outlined their position on temporary bus gates which are being put up in Oxford City.

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Search is on for a new use for Abbey House in Abingdon

Lib Dem led, Vale of White Horse District Council is looking to work with the Abingdon community to seek a viable future for Old Abbey House.

District Councillor for Abingdon Abbey Northcourt Helen Pighills

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Improved plan for 200 Homes in North Abingdon gets the go ahead

On 29th July, after 13 months and many improvements to the detailed plans, David Wilson Homes were granted planning permission to build 200 homes between Wootton Road and Tilsley Park.

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Lib Dem Councils increase access to housing assistance for disabled and vulnerable people

Lib Dem led South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have made it easier for people with disabilities, or who are vulnerable, to receive housing assistance grants and loans to help make their homes safer and more comfortable.

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Oxford Lib Dems propose Oxford and Taiwan link

Liberal Democrats have proposed for Oxford to become the first city in the UK to have a twin town in Taiwan.

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Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats welcome Tory U-turn over 2021 election suspension

Fans of democracy were delighted on Tuesday when Conservative County Council Leader Ian Hudspeth made a dramatic u-turn and dropped his proposal to lobby for the cancellation of next year's local elections.

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Liberal Democrats push back against County health administrators - Report from The Oxfordshire Health Scrutiny Committee

At the recent online meeting of the county Joint Health Overview Scrutiny Committee (HOSC for short) the ongoing saga of the review of health provision to the OX12 post code (Wantage – more or less) was discussed again, together with the county response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Support available for those struggling to pay their council tax

There are a number of ways the Council can help people struggling to pay!Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse who have outstanding payments on their council tax bill and are struggling to pay are being urged to contact their district council to find out what support may be available. An extra £150 of discount is now available to certain residents.

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Oxfordshire County Council's cycling fund disaster

Oxfordshire County Council will receive only half the money it bid for from the Government's Active Travel Fund.
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Play areas to begin re-opening in the Vale of White Horse from Monday 6 July!

Play areas to begin re-opening in the Vale from Monday 6 July – but please stay safe and wash your hands!

Play areas in the Vale of White Horse managed by the district council will begin to re-open from Monday 6 July.  Vale of White Horse District Council will carry out a phased re-opening – this means play areas will only re-open once safety checks have been carried out and officers are happy they are safe for people to use. 

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Trans people have the right to feel safe and welcome

Trans people have the right to feel safe and welcome in Oxford, just like all of our city’s other residents and workers.

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Let's work together to create a zero-carbon Oxfordshire: Lib Dem Vale Councillor to Oxfordshire County Council

Lib Dem Councillor David Grant, Chair of the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee at Vale of White Horse District Council has written to Oxfordshire County Council offering to work together to reduce pollution across Oxfordshire.

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Lib Dem Community Leader Included in Top 50 Women in Engineering Award


Sustainable engineer Sally Povolotsky has been named among the Women's Engineering Society top 50 women in engineering.

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Lib Dem run councils welcome £200m for Didcot

£218 million of new funding for Didcot has been welcomed by Liberal Democrat council leaders Sue Cooper and Emily Smith.

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We share the commitment of the Rhodes Must Fall and Black Lives Matter movements

Oxford Liberal Democrats welcome the clarity brought to the discussions around the issue of public monuments by the statement from Oriel College. We share the commitment of the Rhodes Must Fall and Black Lives Matter movements to addressing imbalances in how we view history and in inequalities today.

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Oxford East Liberal Democrats Statement on the Black Lives Matter Campaign

The killing of George Floyd has highlighted how pervasive institutional racism is within US law enforcement. But, protests and demonstrations have not been isolated to the United States. From Australia to Israel to France, people have taken to the streets to express the need for police reform and for system change to end racial inequality.

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"We are absolutely committed to help create an equal society for all" say Lib Dem Council Leaders

Read an open letter below from Oxfordshire Lib Dem council leaders reflecting on community spirit during lock down and racial injustice.

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Cherwell Liberal Democrat Councillors Support Rhodes Must Fall

Liberal Democrat Councillors as part of the Progressive Oxfordshire group on Cherwell Council have called for the Statue of Cecil Rhodes to come down.

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Air Pollution down by over half across Vale of White Horse as walking and cycling increases


On World Environment Day we can celebrate the reduction in traffic and air pollution in our Lib Dem led Vale of White Horse.

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UK citizenship for EU NHS workers

Liberal Democrats on Oxford City Council call for UK citizenship to be granted to EU National Health Service workers.

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Government must protect Oxford's BAME residents against COVID-19, say City Councillors

Oxford City Councillors Andrew Gant (group leader) and Mohammed Altaf Khan (deputy leader) have urged the Government to protect Oxford's BAME community against COVID-19 in a letter:

We welcome that the Government has announced it will launch a review into why BAME communities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. There are some immediate steps the Government can take, right now, that will make a difference:

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City Lib Dems say Labour Council must go further on sustainable travel

The Oxford City Liberal Democrats have published a response to the Labour-run City Council's suggestions for traffic:

Labour city councillor Alex Hollingsworth calls for a range of measures to preserve some of the new-found tranquillity of our streets.

Liberal Democrat councillors have already called on the city and county to follow government encouragement and introduce new cycle lanes and wider pedestrian spaces while there is less traffic. One-way streets would also be a much better use of available space, encouraging more people to walk and cycle safely, and observing social distancing.

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Tree Felling on Headley Way

It has come to our attention several trees alongside the new Headley Way cycleway are being felled by subcontractors for the City Council.

We are investigating the exact circumstances, but to our knowledge neither City nor County Councillors were informed in advance of this work. Oxford Direct Services have explained their work on Twitter, citing damage to the trees' roots; however, we are pressing them to publish their assessment and to explain why work was commenced without prior consultation.

City and County Councillor Roz Smith previously campaigned successfully to retain these trees from felling in the course of the County's ongoing Access to Headington transport upgrades, and will be seeking assurances that any future work of this kind goes before councillors in advance.

Oxford Liberal Democrats Call For End to Emergency Planning Powers

Oxford City Liberal Democrat Councillors have criticised the decision of the Labour Council to delegate all planning decision to officers without consultation.

In a letter to the Cabinet, Liberal Democrats have called for the use the of virtual meetings to keep the democratic process in place.

Read the letter below:

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Coronavirus Advice

We are collecting here a list of the most useful resources for Oxford residents dealing with the consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Oxfordshire County Council have launched a support service for vulnerable people. If you or someone you know has been identified as extremely vulnerable by the NHS and have no support network, please contact the dedicated team on 01865 89 78 20 or email [email protected]. If you live in Oxford City, you can also phone 01865 24 98 11 between 8am and 5pm or visit www.oxford.gov.uk/CommunityAssistance

Residents having problems of any kind should not hesitate to contact their councillors: 

Local official guidance

Summary of government guidance
NHS guidance translated into 34 languages: www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information​

Resources for employees, workers and businesses
Advice for employees, including people furloughed or laid off
Support for self-employed people
Advice for businesses, including job retention

Charities focusing on vulnerable people

Advice for people with particular medical conditions
Cancer Research UK
The British Heart Foundation
The British Lung Foundation

If you need help supporting your children's learning during school shut-downs, check with their school to find out what help might be available.
BBC Bytesize might be a useful home learning resource

Local information
Daily Info​: frequently updated, including which businesses are open or offering deliveries.

NHS Volunteer Responders are needed to transportation and community support. 
Oxfordshire All In ​are mapping​ all Coronavirus neighbourhood support groups across the county.
Oxford Hub​ is coordinating a ​ Oxford-wide​ community response to the coronavirus and looking for volunteers.
Oxford Covid-19 Mutual Aid​ (facebook / twitter) helps connect people in and around Oxford online​.
Researchers from Kings College London among others want people to help track their symptoms.

Liberal Democrats


Don't drop litter

Oxford Civic Society's "Spring Clean" was great, but it would be better if the government did more to make sure there's less rubbish available to drop.

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Oxford Liberal Democrats Cautiously Welcome Zero Emission Zone

Oxford City Liberal Democrats today gave a welcome in principle to the idea of emission charging set out in the City Council's revised consultation document on a so-called Zero Emission Zone.
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Cherwell Liberal Democrat Councillors Act to Tackle the Climate Emergency

Liberal Democrats on Cherwell District Council acted to ensure that the climate crisis is taken seriously by Cherwell Council at last night’s meeting.

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Moran: latest A34 casualties and fatalities stats show improvements need to “go further and happen faster”

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has today responded to the release of 2018’s casualties statistics for the A34 that show a rise in fatalities compared to 2017, saying that planned improvement works need to “go further and happen faster”.

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Protect Our Local Democracy

Liberal Democrat leaders on District Councils across Oxfordshire have backed local democracy over government diktat.

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Liberal Democrats Demand Better for Oxford Housing

Oxford City Council has begun work on 43 new houses on two sites in Rose Hill, but the Liberal Democrats believe this is clearly not enough to meet Oxford's housing requirements.

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Alistair Fernie Selected for Oxford East

Liberal Democrat members in Oxford East selected aid worker Alistair Fernie as their Parliamentary Candidate.

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Luciana Berger joins the Liberal Democrats

Luciana Berger is the latest person to cross the floor and join the Liberal Democrats - find out why she chose to here.



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Why I joined the Liberal Democrats

Why did Phillip Lee join the Liberal Democrats? Find out here:



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Conservatives on Cherwell District Council vote to ignore the concerns of local residents

At Monday's full council meeting, Liberal Democrat councillors together with Green Councillor Ian Middleton put forward a motion calling for a halt to Cherwell Local Plan. While Oxford's housing need is still not clear, Liberal Democrats across Oxfordshire are calling for a pause to local plans while the number is established.

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Vale Liberal Democrats say NO to the Expressway

On Wednesday the Vale of White Horse District Council will debate a Liberal Democrat motion to oppose the plan for an Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.

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Local Plan process puts the cart before the horse

Liberal Democrats now running the Vale of White Horse District Council have criticised the current Local Plan process for expecting the district to decide where to accommodate Oxford’s ‘unmet housing need’ before the Oxford Local Plan has been agreed.

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Vale Liberal Democrats are tackling the Climate Emergency

The Liberal Democrats now running the Vale of White Horse District Council are putting the battle against Climate Change at the heart of their agenda for the district.

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Latest Conservative Blunder Costs £672,000

Conservatives left the Vale of White Horse Council's finances in a mess. The latest news to come to light shows that cancelling one contract cost local taxpayers a massive £672,000.

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Vale Local Plan: Residents’ concerns must be taken into account

The Planning Inspector has written to the Vale of White Horse District Council, supporting the version of the Local Plan Part 2 that was proposed by the previous Conservative administration.

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Together, we have built the Liberal Democrats

Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, comments after the European elections: "Last night, the British people finished voting in the European elections. The fallout is there for all to see, with the Prime Minister finally conceding this morning that she has reached the end of the road.

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European Elections 2019

The Liberal Democrats are fighting these elections as the largest pro-European Party, campaigning hard for a People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU. We are working hard to give a voice to the millions of people who demand better than Brexit Britain.

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Stunning victories for Liberal Democrats across Oxfordshire!

Liberal Democrats win emphatic victories to take control of Vale of White Horse, Abingdon and Kidlington, become the largest party in South Oxfordshire, and make gains in West Oxfordshire and Cherwell. 

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Candidates for EU elections announced

MEP candidates announced for the European Parliament elections on 23 May

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Joint statement by the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party in South Oxfordshire

In the South Oxfordshire District Council elections on 2 May the Liberal Democrats and Greens have decided to work together and not compete with each other.

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Oxford City Council should recognise the valuable work done by Experience Oxfordshire, not cut their funding

Liberal Democrat Councillors Paul Harris and Liz Wade yesterday (3rd April) attended the launch at Blenheim Palace of Experience Oxfordshire's "Oxford Pass".

No Councillor from the ruling Labour Group attended, in spite of the valuable work Experience Oxfordshire does and having cut the award-winning organisation's budget.

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Vince Cable helps kick off Lib Dem Vale election campaign

Lib Dem Leader Sir Vince Cable visited Harwell and Blewbury on Saturday to launch the Lib Dem campaign to take control of the Vale of White Horse District Council.

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Moran writes to Government to save Abingdon flood scheme

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has written to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs today to request an urgent meeting in order to secure adequate funding for flood alleviation in Abingdon.

Writing to Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Layla highlighted the “clear disparity” between flood spending in Oxford and Abingdon. Whilst the recently-scrapped Abingdon Flood Alleviation Scheme was projected to cost £9.7 million, a far more substantial £150 million is being spent on Oxford’s defences, according to recent projections.

The letter follows Coffey’s response to a Parliamentary Question tabled by Layla Moran regarding flooding prevention in Abingdon. In her response, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State wrote that ‘[f]unding is allocated consistently across the country’, despite the apparent inconsistency in Oxfordshire.

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Petition to revoke Article 50 reaches 5½ million

More than 5½ million people have signed a petition to revoke Article 50. Liberal Democrats across Oxfordshire are supporting this call to deliver an Exit from Brexit.

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Government “must do more” in call for flood funding - Layla Moran

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has called for more action from the Government on flooding. This comes in light of a Parliamentary Question revealing that since 2015 only £1.2 million has been spent on flooding prevention in Abingdon.

 Layla recently called a public meeting on the Abingdon Flood Alleviation Scheme, which was promised and then scrapped by the Environment Agency due to spiralling costs of almost £9.7 million. She has said that the current spending on flooding is “not good enough” and more must be done to make up for the “disappointment” cancelling the scheme brought to residents.

The Government defended its record by saying the Environment Agency has spent £1.2 million on some flood risk reduction in Abingdon since April 2015. This is compared to the £150 million being spent on reducing flooding risks in Oxford.



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Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats at the People's Vote March

Liberal Democrats from across Oxfordshire have been marching in London to campaign for a People's Vote. It is time to change course and save our country. It is time to Exit from Brexit.

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County Council must ‘put money where its mouth is’ on sustainable travel

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has called out Conservatives on Oxfordshire County Council after they have withdrawn their commitment to submit a bid for the B4044 community path from Eynsham to Botley.

Liberal Democrat MP has consistently backed the campaign for the path to be built in order to boost sustainable transport in the county however the County Council has recently announced it will be left out of their bid to the Government.

As a cycling champion, Layla has shared the outrage of cycling groups in Oxfordshire in light of this decision. Layla who is a vice chair on the Parliamentary group for cycling has been a supporter of the path from the beginning and will be putting pressure on the Council to give their support to the B4044 path.


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Email server migration

We migrated our email servers to a different provider today and some messages sent to @oxonlibdems.uk email addresses may have been rejected. Our servers are now working properly, so you should be able to re-send any messages that did not get through the first time.

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Layla Moran calls for "full public consultation" on controversial PET-CT decision

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran has called for a fresh public consultation surrounding the “opaque” procurement process that will see PET-CT scanning services be awarded to private company InHealth.

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RESIGN: Lib Dems Call on Sajjad Malik to Go

By Andrew Gant, Leader of the Opposition on Oxford City Council.

Following recent revelations of domestic abuse, I call on Cllr Malik to resign as Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford. Further, I call on him to resign as a councillor. It is not appropriate for him to continue representing our city or his ward residents.

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Layla Moran MP Slams “Shameful” Homeless Record

Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has slammed the Government over shameful homeless deaths and homeless arrests, after it has been revealed that Oxford has the second highest rate of deaths in England per 100,000 people in 2017.

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Lodge Hill Latest - More Delays

Long awaited detailed plans for the Lodge Hill junction are supposed to be on the way but have been further delayed.

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Vale Budget for Bankruptcy 📉

The Conservative run Vale of White Horse District Council faces running out of money within four years if urgent action is not taken to fix the budget.

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Cowley Train Line - Get It Back on Track

Liberal Democrats are calling on Network Rail to get the Cowley branch line back on track, following years of it being shut to passengers.

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Oxford Homeless Hostel to Become Luxury Apartments

Developers have announced that they intend to demolish homeless hostel Simon House to make way for 30 new luxury apartments.

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Jean Fooks' Memorial

A service of celebration and thanksgiving for the life and work of Jean Fooks, former Lord Mayor and city and county councillor, will be held in St Michael's Church, Lonsdale Road, on Saturday February 2nd at 2.00pm.

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Jean Fooks 1939-2018

The Memorial Service for Jean Fooks will be held on 2nd February, 2pm, at St Michael and All Angels, Lonsdale Road, Oxford.

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Liberal Democrats win Wolvercote by-election

The Liberal Democrats have increased their majority in Wolvercote ward by over 15%, at the City Council by-election which was held on Thursday 6th December.

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Success on Winter Homelessness Accommodation

Liberal Democrats have welcomed the passing of a motion which calls on Oxford City Council to provide emergency accommodation to people rough sleeping every night forecast to be 0 degrees or below, after their year long campaign.

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Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats Oppose the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

The Conservative government, supported by the leader of Oxfordshire County Council, is intent on building a motorway style road between Oxfordshire and Cambridge.

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