Councillor Louise Upton

Councillor Louise Upton

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Title: Cabinet Member for Planning & Cycling Champion

Party: Labour

Ward: Walton Manor

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

The second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10.30 am to 11.30 am at the Rose & Crown, North Parade Avenue (coinciding with the Farmers' Market in the street), with Cllr James Fry

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Members' Room
Town Hall
St Aldate's

Phone:  01865 793899

Mobile:  07799768233


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Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 19/09/2013 - 22/05/2014
  • 23/05/2014 - 03/05/2018
  • 07/05/2018 - 11/05/2020
  • 11/05/2020 - 10/05/2021
  • 10/05/2021 - 09/05/2022
  • 09/05/2022 - 11/05/2026

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Louise was educated at Grove Comprehensive School, Market Drayton, Shropshire. She obtained a BA (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford (studying at New College) and a PhD in Cell Physiology from University College London. She lived and worked in Paris for 3 years before returning to the UK to continue working as a research scientist at the University of Oxford. She teaches neuroscience to medicine and psychology students.

Louise is the Council’s Champion for Cycling. She speaks good French and learns Italian. For the sake of her mental health, so does not do social media.


Louise is on the following bodies:

Old Marston Parish Council

Mortimer Hall Management Committee

Oxford Preservation Trust (Board of Trustees)


Louise is a member of the following organisations:

Woodland Trust, Oxford Preservation Trust, RSPB, The National Trust, Sustrans, Amnesty International and Cyclox.