Electoral review of Oxfordshire 2023-2025

Local Government Boundary Commission for England's review of electoral arrangements in Oxfordshire.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is currently reviewing
the electoral arrangements for Oxfordshire County Council.

This review will decide how many councillors will serve the county council and which
communities each councillor will serve. The changes will take effect from the May 2025

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England have confirmed that they are
minded to recommend that the Council elect 69 councillors in the future, an increase of
six councillors across the county.

In February 2024, the Commission advised that they intended to consult further on the draft
recommendations for Oxfordshire in the Cherwell and Vale of White Horse District Council
areas, as their new recommendations departed significantly from their draft recommendations
originally published in Autumn 2023. This consultation will take place between 27 February
and 22 April 2024, after which the Commission will publish their final recommendations
report for the whole of Oxfordshire on 30 July 2024.

Review timeline
Phase Item Date
Phase 1 Preliminary period January 2023
Phase 1 LGBCE makes council size decision February 2023
Phase 2 Consultation on division arrangements pattern 28 February 2023 - 8 May 2023
Phase 2 Consultation on draft proposals  3 October - 11 December 2023
Phase 2 Publication of new draft recommendation and start of
27 February 2024
Phase 2 End of consultation; begin analysing submissions and
forming final recommendations
22 April 2024
Phase 2 Publication of final recommendations  30 July 2024
Phase 3 Parliamentary approval of recommendations  To be confirmed
Phase 4 Implementation of new electoral arrangements May 2025

The LGBCE website has information about the last electoral review, and this page will soon be updated with further details about the current review.