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Laura Price – Our New Labour and Cooperative Councillor for Witney South & Central
Success in Oxfordshire County Council Elections 2013!
LAURA PRICE won for Labour and Cooperative in Witney South and Central on May 2nd. This is the first time in 8 years we have had a Labour County Councillor to represent Witney, Laura will be a great councillor for the people in her division, and a great representative for Labour, Cooperative, and the values we all share. The victory marks another great success for Labour in West Oxfordshire following the three seats gained on the District Council in May 2012.
For more details of Labours successes across the County in the 2013 elections see the OCC website.
Following the sad death of Rob Evans, District Councillor for Chipping Norton — see below — there was a by-election on November 7th. The Labour and Co-operative candidate, Geoff Saul, a local solicitor, won by over 300 votes, on a small swing to Labour compared with the last District Council election. This means there are again 4 Labour councillors on the District Council, challenging the Conservative dominance.
Rob sadly lost his battle with cancer on Sunday 1st September.
Rob had been a member of the Labour Party for 40 years, he was a long serving town and district councillor, and former mayor of Chipping Norton. Rob was committed to the Labour and Co-operative parties and representing the local community – he continued to fulfil his responsibilities on WODC throughout his illness.
A calm, gentle and thoughtful man, he will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues.