Councillor Tom Hayes

Councillor Tom Hayes

Title: Board Member for Safer, Greener, Environment. Labour and Co-operative party

Party: Labour

Ward: St. Clement's

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Surgery details

Please do email me with any concerns. It’s my aim to reply to emails within 2-3 working days, but if your issue is marked ‘urgent’ in the subject line, I will aim to reply within 1-2 working days.
Happy to arrange a meeting by e-mail. Ward door-knocking canvass undertaken on a weekly basis, and a full ward canvass is usually completed on a monthly basis.

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Members Room
Town Hall
St Aldate's

Mobile:  07901853314


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Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 23/05/2014 - 03/05/2018
  • 07/05/2018 - 11/05/2020

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Tom holds the following qualifications: University of Manchester, BA (Hons); University of Cambridge, M.Phil; Yale University (Fox Fellowship).


Tom is the Head of External Relations at Restore, a mental health charity in East Oxford providing recovery and coaching while tackling stigma associated with mental health in Oxfordshire. He is also (from February 2018) a School Governor at East Oxford Primary School and from March 2018 a Trustee at Elmore Community Services.

Until March 2017, he served as Oxfam GB’s Head of UK Campaigns. In this role, he led UK campaigns to end UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia causing humanitarian suffering in Yemen, eliminate UK tax havens that deprive developing countries of much-needed tax receipts, and strengthen support for refugees fleeing conflict and violence worldwide.


Tom has been a campaigner for the disability charity Scope, an immigration caseworker and environmental adviser to Rt Hon Andrew Smith MP, and served as vice-chair of this City Council’s Scrutiny committee for three consecutive years until May 2017. He has served on the Scrutiny Committee’s Finance Panel and chaired a major review of the extent to which the Council’s workforce looks like the city it serves, coming up with 22 recommendations for improving the equality and diversity of the City Council.

Hobbies include cycling, reading, and good food with good friends.

Tom is particularly interested in planning, licensing, environment and transport, and community safety issues.