Your Councillors

Your Councillors by Party

Oxford has a total of 48 City Councillors, with two Councillors elected for each of the 24 wards.

City Councillors' details are below.

Political make-up

Following the election on 3 May 2018 and the confirmation of political groups at Annual Council on 15 May 2018:

  • Labour - 34 seats
  • Liberal Democrat - 9 seats
  • Green - 2 seats
  • Independents (not a party group) - 3 seats

What councillors do

Councillors are democratically accountable to residents of their ward. The overriding duty of Councillors is to the whole community, but they have a special duty to their constituents, including those who did not vote for them.

They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to go and talk their councillor face to face and these may take place on a regular basis.

Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a declaration of interest form.

County Councillors, MPs and MEPs

City Councillors' details

 Labour

 Liberal Democrat

  • link to details of Councillor Mohammed Altaf-Khan
    Councillor Mohammed Altaf-Khan

    Headington

    Liberal Democrat

    Deputy Lord Mayor; Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group; shadow spokesperson for Communities, children and young people

  • link to details of Councillor Andrew Gant
    Councillor Andrew Gant

    Summertown

    Liberal Democrat

    Liberal Democrat Group Leader; shadow spokesperson for growth, regional and strategic issues; tourism and city centre

  • link to details of Councillor Stef Garden
    Councillor Stef Garden

    Headington

    Liberal Democrat

    Liberal Democrat shadow spokesperson for Safer Oxford; customer and corporate services; Europe

  • link to details of Councillor Stephen Goddard
    Councillor Stephen Goddard

    Wolvercote

    Liberal Democrat

    Sheriff; Liberal Democrat shadow member for Safer Oxford

  • link to details of Councillor Michael Gotch
    Councillor Michael Gotch

    Summertown

    Liberal Democrat

    Liberal Democrat shadow spokesperson for Planning

  • link to details of Councillor Paul Harris
    Councillor Paul Harris

    St. Margaret's

    Liberal Democrat

    Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Cleaner, greener Oxford; cycling; Tourism and city centre

  • link to details of Councillor Tom Landell Mills
    Councillor Tom Landell Mills

    St. Margaret's

    Liberal Democrat

    Liberal Democrat shadow spokesperson for Council companies; Parks

  • link to details of Councillor Roz Smith
    Councillor Roz Smith

    Quarry and Risinghurst

    Liberal Democrat

    Liberal Democrat shadow spokesperson for Finance

  • link to details of Councillor Elizabeth Wade
    Councillor Elizabeth Wade

    Wolvercote

    Liberal Democrat

    Liberal Democrat shadow spokesperson for Housing and homelessness

 Independent

 Green Party

  • link to details of Councillor Craig Simmons
    Councillor Craig Simmons

    St. Mary's

    Green Party

    Lord Mayor; Leader of the Green Group; Green Group shadow member for finance, leisure, parks and sports

  • link to details of Councillor Dick Wolff
    Councillor Dick Wolff

    St. Mary's

    Green Party

    Green Group shadow member for transport, culture and communities