Could you be a Labour candidate in the 2018 City Council elections?

The general election may have passed, but the next campaign is just around the corner. On 3rd May 2018, 24 out of 48 seats will be up for elections to Oxford City Council, and the selection process is about to get underway. There will also be elections to some wards in Cherwell District Council area covered by Oxford and District Labour Party, and details of these will be made available separately.

We need an outstanding team of candidates, drawn from all sections of our community, to stand for the City Council. We need 24 Labour candidates in the Oxford area to stand for in May 2018. Information can be found in our selection procedure guide, which can be downloaded here.

If you would like to know more about the role and for a confidential chat, you can contact the Oxford Labour organiser Jonathan Harty, or 07414 903 603, for advice on the process, and the secretary of the Labour Group, John Tanner (, for more advice on the role. Potential candidates should have been active in the recent general election campaign, and be willing to get involved in campaigning all year around, as well as showing an awareness of what it involves to be a councillor.

Branches will be selecting their candidates in September and October to allow plenty of time for active, successful campaigning.

To apply, please complete this form and provide the requested personal statement and return it to . There will be an opportunity to be interviewed for the panel of candidates over the summer and again in early September.


ODLP Selection Procedures
Oxford City Council Nomination Form

Kidlington Candidates

In addition to city council elections, there are also district council elections in Kidlington, where we need candidates to stand in Kidlington East and West. Any interested candidates can contact Jonathan Harty,, 07414 903 603 for an informal chat, or John Stansby,, 01865 379953 for more information about the area. 

The selection timetable is flexible so this opportunity is open to anyone who might be interested.


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