Your Councillors

Your Councillors by Ward

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

 Barton and Sandhills

 Blackbird Leys




 Cowley Marsh


  • Councillor Mohammed Altaf-Khan


    Liberal Democrat

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

  • Councillor Stef Garden


    Liberal Democrat

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

 Headington Hill and Northway

 Hinksey Park


 Iffley Fields

 Jericho and Osney


 Lye Valley



 Northfield Brook

 Quarry and Risinghurst

 Rose Hill and Iffley

  • Councillor Shaista Aziz

    Rose Hill and Iffley


  • Councillor Ed Turner

    Rose Hill and Iffley


    Deputy Leader of the Council (Statutory), Deputy Leader of the Labour Group, Cabinet Member for Finance and Asset Management

 St. Clement's

 St. Margaret's

 St. Mary's

  • Councillor Craig Simmons

    St. Mary's

    Green Party

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

  • Councillor Dick Wolff

    St. Mary's

    Green Party

    Sheriff; Green Group shadow member for transport, culture and communities


  • Councillor Andrew Gant


    Liberal Democrat

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

  • Councillor Michael Gotch


    Liberal Democrat

    Liberal Democrat shadow spokesperson for Planning