Banbury Constituency Labour Party


Nationally, we now have 552,000 members. Great news! Let’s make it a million! 

Cassi Perry

Headlines … Cassi Perry wins Banbury Cross and Neithrop, Shaida Hussain (Banbury Grimsbury and Hightown) and Barry Richards (Banbury Ruscote) are re-elected, Perran Moon (Banbury Hardwick) 140 votes short of victory. Suzette Watson doubles our vote in Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote.

Candidate Party Votes Elected
DOD, Bernard Geoffrey Green 155
MELLING, Bette Liberal Democrat 152
MILNE-HOME, Alastair John Conservative 883
PERRY, Cassi Labour and Co-operative 1225 Elected

Electorate: 5,919

Ballot papers Issued: 2,424

Turnout: 35.5%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
BEVERLY, David Frederick Conservative 849
HUSSAIN, Shaida Labour and Co-operative 1098 Elected
VERE, Liz Green 153
WILES, David Brian Liberal Democrat 114

Electorate: 6,119

Ballot papers Issued: 2,232

Turnout: 32.57%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
CUMBERBATCH, Simmi Green 182
ILOTT, Tony Conservative 918 Elected
MOON, Perran Henry Rupert Labour and Co-operative 778

Electorate: 5,335

Ballot papers Issued: 1,883

Turnout: 30.88%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
PHILLIPS, Chris Conservative 580
RICHARDS, Barry Keir Labour and Co-operative 1033 Elected
WHITE, Rita Rosa Victoria Green 107

Electorate: 5,369

Ballot papers Issued: 1,728

Turnout: 27.87%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
FERRARA, Antonio Oliver Joseph Labour 758
HAMEL, Jane Beatrix Green 169
JACKSON, Brent Liberal Democrat 158
MEPHAM, Tony Conservative 1447

Electorate: 6,319

Ballot papers Issued: 2,544

Turnout: 33.8%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
COTTER, Nick Independent 796
ENGLISH, Marcus Labour 421
NIXON, Roger David Green 126
WING, Lucinda Elizabeth-Anne Louise Conservative 824 Elected

Electorate: 6,349

Ballot papers Issued: 2,168

Turnout: 30.10%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
BOON, Francis Patrick Green 137
LYON, Margaret Elizabeth Labour 457
MAWER, Nick Conservative 908 Elected
MURPHY, Daniel Morgan Liberal Democrat 192

Electorate: 5,348

Ballot papers Issued: 1,700

Turnout: 28.0%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
KAVUMA, Celia Helen Labour and Co-operative 653
NIXON, Robert Joseph Green 235
WALLIS, Tom Conservative 1018 Elected

Electorate: 5,328

Ballot papers Issued: 1,914

Turnout: 31.38%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
ARIS, Andy Green 207
DAVIS, Peter Liberal Democrat 284
MCHUGH, Andrew John Conservative 1457 Elected
WATSON, Suzette Elizabeth Labour and Co-operative 540

Electorate: 5,939

Ballot papers Issued: 2,496

Turnout: 35.82%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
CHAPMAN, Phil Conservative 1677 Elected
CULLEN, Anne Felicia Labour 512
GREENSLADE-HIBBERT, Shaun Edward Green 433
MOON, Sue Labour 503
WEBB, Douglas George Conservative 1618 Elected
WOODWARD, Julian Liberal Democrat 448

Electorate: 5,644

Ballot papers Issued: 2,796

Turnout: 43.25%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
BLISS, Aaron James Green 317
DAVIS, Nigel Geoffrey Liberal Democrat 350
KERFORD-BYRNES, Mike Conservative 1637 Elected
MURPHY, Annette Labour 597

Electorate: 6,340

Ballot papers Issued: 2,910

Turnout: 39.78%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
GRIFFITHS, Carmen Conservative 1153 Elected
HORNSBY-SMITH, Andrew Labour 664
MIDDLETON, Ian Michael Green 776

Electorate: 6,293

Ballot papers Issued: 2,608

Turnout: 36.29%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
ROSE, Alaric David Hammond Liberal Democrat 1793 Elected
SIMPSON, Nigel Jason Conservative 1045
STANSBY, John Labour 299

Electorate: 5,884

Ballot papers Issued: 3,152

Turnout: 45.85%

Candidate Party Votes Elected
EMPTAGE, Timothy Martin Liberal Democrat 413
HUGHES, David Leonard Conservative 1386 Elected
NIXON, Michael Labour 567

Electorate: 5,451

Ballot papers Issued: 2,386

Turnout: 39.03%

Use it or lose it – Trial period for reinstated Grimsbury Bus Service

Hannah Banfield, Cllr Grimsbury & Castle

Local Labour councillor Hannah Banfield has just fulfilled her main election promise to get a bus service started again for Grimsbury after the B7 bus service was discontinued due to funding cuts of 49% to Oxfordshire County Council’s budget from the Conservative government.

Hannah Banfield said, “I have secured funding for a 12 week trial period starting 30th April to see if a Grimsbury bus service, the B7a, is viable, so I am urging all Grimsbury residents to play their part in securing this vital community service. Banbury Labour Party will leaflet details of the new service.

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Labour calls for drinking water fountains and a campaign to reduce plastic waste

Labour councillors have called for Cherwell District Council to campaign against plastic pollution in a motion to be discussed this month.

The motion, proposed by Labour group Leader Councillor Sean Woodcock, also calls for the council to consider putting drinking water fountains in town and village centres to encourage the use of re-usable drinking water bottles.

Councillor Woodcock said “Blue Planet II brought home to the public the considerable damage caused to eco-systems and the environment by the dumping of plastic in our oceans. Even the government has taken notice with a consultation launched on how to improve recycling levels and cut waste.”

Greenpeace estimates that 12.7m tonnes of plastic end up in oceans every year. Britain accounts for 3.7m tonnes of which only 29% is recycled, despite an industry target to recycle 57% of all plastic by 2020.

Councillor Woodcock continues, “I am calling for the council to set an example by looking at its own level of plastic consumption, to build on the success of Blue Planet 2 with an effective PR campaign to inform the public and to seriously look at putting drinking fountains in our urban centres. This should cut the number of plastic bottles on our streets and in our bins.”

County Council review of Redlands day centre, is yet another threat to services for vulnerable older people

Cllr Surinder Dhesi

Redlands, a day-care facility, in Neithrop Avenue, Banbury is having its hours reviewed by Oxfordshire County Council, as part of a county-wide ‘consultation’ about how the Council charges for adult social care services, which may result in a further reduction of facilities in Cherwell for older people and people with disabilities.

Banbury Cross and Neithrop Councillor Surinder Dhesi, “The likelihood of a positive outcome of this review is minimal because the County Council is having to make further cuts in expenditure demanded by the Conservative government.

To save money last year the County Council closed Stanbridge Wellbeing Centre and offered people places in Redlands, which catered for people with disabilities. The result – a much changed and unsatisfactory experience for previous users of the Stanbridge centre, including the lack of catering facilities which meant many users are deprived of their only hot meal of the day.

When I complained about this I was told that users who wanted lunch could go to either Cropredy Lunch Club or Deddington Lunch Club, and it would cost them £49 a day!

Moving these two groups of vulnerable people into the same building at Redlands was a mistake motivated by cost cutting, not their welfare.

When we should be investing in the provision of Day Care Services for our Elderly residents to reduce loneliness and dementia and other mental health problems, and take pressure off the NHS, services across our area are being savagely cut.

Banbury and Bicester Health and Wellbeing Centres have been closed. Age UK have recently closed their remaining North Oxford Day Centres in Kidlington and Burford. This leaves Day Centres in Deddington, Cropredy, Bloxham and Banbury, the latter being the RVS at The Cornhill Centre. This centre has a maximum capacity of 21, and is full.

I am seriously concerned for my constituents and everyone else who relied on these day-care centres, which provided safe, warm and loving environments with much needed social interaction and mental stimulation.”

The County Council consultation closes on March 20th. More info on the consultation here:

The Banbury Labour Party constituency is divided into 3 Branches:

  • Banbury Town
  • Bicester & District
  • North Oxfordshire Villages

To work out in which Branch you live, see the constituency map.Since May 2010 your local Labour Party has been actively campaigning against the speed and scale of cuts to public services that are affecting the most vulnerable in our local communities. These include cuts to housing, transport services, policing, libraries, health and social care.The Conservative-led Coalition cuts go too far and too fast and, through increased unemployment, low paid jobs, many with zero hour contracts, there is a highly negative effect on the economy which although showing some small signs of recovery is still extremely fragile. There are almost a million young people unemployed which is a shocking statistic. As the burden on state services from cost of living crisis increases, the budget deficit becomes harder to reduce. The Banbury Labour Party is fighting for a strategy for growth, an increase in employment and better paid jobs, and reducing the deficit through this growth, rather than excessive cuts.