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Elections 2017

Steeple Aston Parish by-election

Following two recent resignations, Cherwell District Council has received requests from 10 electors for a by-election to be held to fill the vacancies.

The nomination period has now closed. The pdf notice of uncontested election (4kb) gives details of the nomination received.

As only one nomination was received, there is still one vacancy to be filled. The election process will be re-run, further details will be available in due course.

The pdf Notice of Election (6kb) has now been published, and gives details of where nomination papers are available from and the deadline for submitting them..


Results of the Parliamentary General Election 8 June 2017

Within Cherwell District Council there are three Parliamentary Constituencies - Banbury, Henley and Oxford West and Abingdon.

Here are the results for pdf Banbury Constituency (69kb)

 Results for Henley Constituency 

 Results for Oxford West and Abingdon Constituency  


Upper Heyford Parish by-election

Following a recent resignation, Cherwell District Council has received a request from 10 electors for a by-election to be held to fill the vacancy.

The election was held on 29 June 2017, and the pdf results (63kb) are now available 

The pdf Notice of Election (12kb) has now been published, and gives details of where nomination papers are available and the deadline for submitting them.

The pdf Statement of Persons nominated (8kb) has now been published, and gives details of the candidates standing for election

The pdf Notice of Poll (7kb) has now been published.

Shipton-on-Cherwell and Thrupp Parish by-election

Following a recent resignation, Cherwell District Council received a request from 10 electors for a by-election to be held to fill the vacancy. The by-election was held on Thursday 15 June, and the pdf results (64kb) are now available.

The pdf Notice of Election (13kb) has now been published, and gives details of where nomination papers are available.

The nomination period has closed, and the pdf Statement of Persons Nominated (5kb) gives details of the candidates.

The pdf Notice of Poll (11kb) has now been published.

Adderbury Parish Poll

A Parish Poll will took place in Adderbury on 11 May. The pdf results of the Parish Poll (55kb) are now available.

Parliamentary General Election

Elections will be held for Banbury Constituency on Thursday 8 June 2017

Following the vote of Parliament on Wednesday 19 April 2017, a UK Parliamentary General Election will be held on Thursday 8 June.

Within Cherwell District Council there are three Parliamentary Constituencies - Banbury, Henley and Oxford West and Abingdon.

The pdf Notice of Election (64kb) for the Banbury Constituency is now available

Banbury Constituency pdf Statement of Persons Nominated, Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations (88kb)

Banbury Constituency pdf Notice of Election Agents names and addresses (7kb)

Cherwell District Council organises the election for the Banbury Parliamentary Constituency, South Oxfordshire District Council organises the election for the Henley Constituency and Vale of White Horse District organises the election for the Oxford West and Abingdon Constituency.

If you live in the following villages, you come under the Henley Constituency:

  • Bletchingdon
  • Charlton-on-Otmoor
  • Fencott and Murcott
  • Hampton Gay and Poyle
  • Horton-cum-Studley
  • Islip
  • Kirtlington
  • Merton
  • Noke
  • Oddington
  • Shipton-on-Cherwell and Thrupp
  • Weston-on-the-Green

Henley Constituency pdf Statement of Persons Nominated (11kb) 

Henley Constituency pdf Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations (56kb)

If you live in the following villages, you come under the Oxford West and Abingdon Constituency:

  • Begbroke
  • Gosford
  • Kidlington
  • Yarnton and Water Eaton

Oxford West and Abingdon Constituency pdf Statement of Persons Nominated (9kb)

Oxford West and Abingdon Constituency pdf Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations (43kb)

This pdf map (1.0Mb) shows the constituencies in more detail 

The deadline has now passed to register for this election, and to apply for a postal vote.

Postal vote applications that were received and processed by 26 April will be sent out around 25 May. Postal applications received and processed between 27 April and 23 May were sent out on 30 May.

If you registered for a postal vote and it has not arrived by Friday 2 June, we can issue a replacement. This is a date set by legislation, and we are not allowed to issue replacement postal votes before then. We can issue replacements up to 5pm on Polling day, and if you would prefer you can come and collect the replacement from us (on polling day you must come and collect the replacement from us). If you think you need a replacement postal vote, please contact us on 01295 227005.

Please note that if you live in one of the areas that fall into a different constituency and you think you need a replacement postal vote, you will need to contact South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Councils on 01235 422528.

The deadline to register for a proxy vote has now passed.

As the election was called at short notice we are working to the legal minimum timetable of 6 weeks, which has meant that information has had to be sent to our printers as soon as possible.

Standing as a Member of Parliament - Information for Candidates and Agents 

To be able to stand as a Parliamentary Candidate, you must, on the day you are nominated and on polling day, be:

• at least 18 years old, and

• either a British citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland or an eligible Commonwealth citizen

For a candidate's nomination to be valid, the sum of £500 must be deposited with the Acting Returning Officer.

For further information on standing as a candidate in the UK Parliamentary General Election, please visit Guidance for Candidates and Agents

Bicester Town Council - Town Ward

Following the resignation of Councillor Jim French, requests were received from 10 electors for a by-election.

The pdf Notice of Election (9kb) has now been published, and gives details of how to submit a nomination.

If more than one valid nomination is received before the deadline, polling day will be Thursday 4 May 2017

Oxfordshire County Council

Elections for Oxfordshire County Council will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017.

County Council elections results are now available at Oxfordshire County Council - Voting and Elections

The Notices of Poll have now been published for each division:

The pdf Notice of Election (15kb) has now been published, and gives details of how to submit a nomination

The notice of election agents has now been published for the County elections pdf Notice of Election agents (52kb)

There are 61 divisions across Oxfordshire, 14 of those are in the Cherwell district:

The Oxfordshire County Council website has more details for prospective candidates  https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/becoming-county-councillor

Please note that we have had to change the location of some polling stations for this election, as some of the usual buildings are unavailable. pdf details of the changes are available now (67kb), and affected electors will have a note on their polling card to say "Please note new venue"

Poll cards started being sent out on 27 March to all those electors already registered and eligible to vote in these elections. If you are not yet registered to vote, or you have moved/due to move, you have until midnight on Thursday 13 April to register to be able to vote in these elections. Those electors who register before the deadline will receive a poll card after 24 April.

If you are already registered, but will be away on polling day, you can apply for a postal vote. Completed applications must be received by us no later than 5pm on Tuesday 18 April. If we received your postal vote application before 6 March, your postal vote will be sent out around 13 April. If we received your application after 6 March, your postal vote will be sent out around 26 April.

If you already have a postal vote, but you will be away when they are sent out, you can change the address your vote is sent to, or you can cancel it altogether. To change or cancel your postal vote you must let us know in writing (letter or email) by 5pm on 18 April; each person who wants to cancel a postal vote must contact us individually.

If you are going to be away on polling day and don't want a postal vote, you can appoint a proxy vote (someone votes on your behalf) to vote in your usual polling station. Completed proxy applications must be received by us no later than 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. After this deadline we will write to your proxy to confirm they have been appointed.

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