Elections in Oxford - 6 May 2021

Oxfordshire County Council elections

Count and results

The counting of votes begins on Sunday 9 May 2021. Live results will be published online from around 9.30am.


All seats on Oxfordshire County Council. Fourteen of those seats are for areas located within Oxford, and one county councillor will be elected for each of the following electoral divisions, for four-year terms:

  • Barton, Sandhills & Risinghurst
  • Churchill & Lye Valley
  • Cowley
  • Headington & Quarry
  • Iffley Fields and St. Mary’s
  • Isis
  • Jericho & Osney
  • Leys
  • Marston & Northway
  • Rose Hill & Littlemore
  • St. Clement's & Cowley Marsh
  • St. Margaret’s
  • University Parks
  • Wolvercote and Summertown

Details of current members of the County Council  and general information on the elections is available on the County Council website.

Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officer – County Council Elections

The Returning Officer for the County Council elections is Yvonne Rees, Chief Executive of the County Council.

The Deputy Returning Officer for the City Council area is Susan Sale and her office is based in The Town Hall (although working from home at present).

The Returning Officer has overall responsibility for the election, but please note that the Deputy Returning Officer is responsible, subject to any directions and guidance from the Returning Officer, for the conduct of the elections within Oxford.

Candidates’ Nominations

Candidates’ nominations for these elections have to be submitted to the Deputy Returning Officer, via The Town Hall, St. Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX from Thursday 25 March 2021 and by no later than 4 pm on Thursday 8 April 2021.

Nomination Papers will be available from the Returning Officer from mid-March. For more information about nominations please contact Electoral Services.

The names and descriptions of the candidates nominated are available on the County Council's website.


County Council - Notice of Election

Guidance for Candidates/Agents for the County elections

Information and guidance for County candidates prepared nationally by the Electoral Commission is available from the Commission’s website here: EC County/City council candidate guidance.

Please note that nomination papers for candidates will not be available from the Council’s website, but will be supplied by the Elections Office on request.

Alternatively, they may be downloaded from the Electoral Commission website as noted above. If using the forms from the Commission, it is essential that you print all the necessary documents in full.

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