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Candidates published for County Council elections – one week to register to vote

Elections to Oxfordshire County Council are now just a month away and the list of candidates for each area of the county has now been published.
All 63 county council seats will be up for election and residents all over Oxfordshire began to receive polling cards during the last week of March - provided they are on the electoral register.
A number of existing county councillors have decided to stand down.

Candidates standing for election

The full list is being updated during the course of April 5 here

One week to register to vote

The last day for people to register to vote in this election is Thursday April 13. Although this is a county council election, Oxfordshire’s district councils are the authorities responsible for administering the electoral register and people should contact them if they are not already registered to vote:
The last date to apply for a postal and postal proxy vote is Tuesday 18 April and the last date to apply for a new proxy vote is Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Polling day

Polling Day on Thursday, May 4 runs from 7.00am to 10 pm. The election count takes place on Friday, May 5 in Abingdon.

The 2013 election result

The current composition of the county council following the 2013 election and by-elections since is as follows:
Conservatives: 31 seats
Labour: 15 seats
Liberal Democrats: 11 seats
Independents: 4 seats
Greens: 2 seats
The 2013 election was the first in which 63 seats were contested. In elections previous to this there had been 74 county council seats. The reduction occurred following a boundary review.
A total of 32 seats are required for one political party to gain an overall majority at the county council.

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