Banbury Constituency Labour Party
Elections and Candidates
Calendar of Elections
Thursday May 4th 2017 – County Council Elections
Banbury and Bicester Labour Party hold Grimsbury & Castle and Ruscote
With all votes counted the Conservatives are one seat short of an overall majority, but with Independents joing them they will continue to hold power.
|Party name||Seats won||% of votes|
|The Conservative Party Candidate||31||41%|
|Labour & Co-operative Party||3||4%|
|Henley Residents Group||1||< 1%|
|UK Independence Party (UKIP)||0||< 1%|
|Hannah Louise Banfield||Labour Party||1098||48%||Elected|
|Paul Austin Sargent||The Conservative Party Candidate||819||36%|
|Dave Wiles||Liberal Democrats||148||6%|
|Jason Williams||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||113||5%|
|Jack Arthur Barton||Green Party||101||4%|
|Mark David Cherry||Labour & Co-operative Party||1194||58%||Elected|
|David Frederick Beverly||The Conservative Party Candidate||574||28%|
|Linda Michelle Wren||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||125||6%|
|Bette Melling||Liberal Democrats||86||4%|
|Christopher John Manley||Green Party||68||3%|
Our commiserations to Joe Walsh (Banbury Calthorpe) and Surinder Dhesi (Banbury Hardwick) who fought hard campaigns, with Surinder losing by only 55 votes.
22 September 2016
A by-election was called following the resignation of Conservative Councillor Nigel Randall. Sue Christie is standing as Labour’s candidate.
5 May 2016 – Cherwell District Council Elections
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has reduced the council’s existing 28 wards to create a total of 16 wards across the district, each of which would be represented by three councillors, giving a total of 48. The whole council was therefore up for re-election on May 5th. There were also elections for all seats in Banbury Town Council and two seats in Bicester Town Council.
We maintained our position with 8 District Councillors and 10 Banbury Town Councillors elected.
1 October 2015 – Grimsbury & Castle by-election
In the Grimsbury & Castle by-election Claire Bell and Shaida Hussain won District and Town council seats from the Conservatives with a 6% swing. We now have 8 Cherwell District Councillors.
The by-election was called after the death of Conservative councillor Ann Bonner.
7 May 2015 – General Election, Cherwell District Council and Bicester Town Council Elections
Mark Cherry held Banbury Ruscote and Andy Beere held Grimsbury and Castle. See full results.
22 May 2014 – Cherwell District Council Elections
Matt Johnstone (Banbury Neithrop), Barry Richards (Ruscote) and Claire Bell (Grimsbury & Castle) were duly elected to the District Council today 23 May, which means Labour now have seven seats on the Council, an increase of two. Barry Richards was also elected as Town Councillor for Ruscote, a Labour hold.
There are 50 District Councillors on Cherwell District Council, representing 28 wards in the Banbury Constituency. They decide how the many functions of the Council are carried out. Each of the Councillors is elected for a 4 year term. A third of council members are up for election each year with a County Council Election every fourth year.
Cherwell District Council is now made up of 7 Labour Councillors, 4o Conservative Councillors, 2 Lib Dem Councillors and 1 Independent.
European Parliamentary Elections 22 May 2014
Anneliese Dodds was elected MEP for the South East region.
The United Kingdom uses the continental system for the election of Members of the European Parliament (rather than individual constituencies choosing candidates as for Westminster). In this system, each political party produces a full list of candidates to fill all the vacancies in the constituency, which is the South East constituency and stretches from Kent to Oxfordshire. When the votes are counted the seats are distributed in proportion to the overall number votes for each party (not each candidate) within the whole region.
Town Council Elections
On 3rd May 2012 the Banbury Town Council election was held. To find out the results of this election, click here.