About NOCA

North Oxfordshire Conservative Association (NOCA) covers the parliamentary constituency of Banbury. The constituency stretches across north east Oxfordshire, around Banbury and largely follows the Cherwell District Council boundary, with the exception of Kidlington which lies in the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency, and some small villages to the north-east of Oxford that lie in the Henley constituency.

Parliamentary Candidate Selection Process

Following a meeting of the North Oxfordshire Conservative Association (NOCA) Executive Council, the selection procedure for a new parliamentary candidate has been finalised. On Monday 6th October the vacancy was formally advertised via Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ). A sifting committee formed of senior members of the association will be tasked with compiling a longlist of […]

MP supports EU Referendum Bill

Earlier today, North Oxfordshire MP Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry voted in favour of Bob Neill MP’s Private Member’s Bill (of which Sir Tony is also a sponsor) which calls for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Sir Tony said: “I am one of the Members of Parliament actually introducing the Bill […]

Baldry welcomes Bicester Garden City suggestion

North Oxfordshire MP, Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry has welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister’s suggestion at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference today that Bicester should become a Garden City. “I welcome the Deputy Prime Minister’s suggestion that Bicester should become a Garden City. “I suggested the idea way back in 2012 during a speech in […]

A Vision for Britain

Even the “Guardian” was forced to acknowledge on its front page that David Cameron’s speech this week to the Conservative Party Conference was his “…sharpest, most effective speech since becoming Prime Minister”. It was a speech in which the Prime Minister made it clear that the Conservatives were going to take our plan for our […]

Sir Tony comments on military action against ISILiiii

I listened very carefully to what both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition said on this in the House. Both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition made what I thought were extremely thoughtful speeches and you can read the full text of their speeches here. My approach to these […]

MP comments on Scottish referendum

My mother was a Scot. My mother’s maiden name was Oina Paterson. My grandfather, Roderick Paterson, fought with the Highland Light Infantry throughout almost all of the Great War. My great grandfather was a Pipe Major in the Gordon Highlanders and fought with the Gordons at engagements such as Tel-el-Kebir. My younger brother, Ian Roderick, […]

Friday 3rd October – Drinks at Stratton Audley

Friday 3rd October 2014 Stratton Audley Park, Bicester, OX27 9AD Champagne and Canapés Ticket Prices Single Ticket £25 Ticket for Two £40 Download a Booking Form A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HOUSE Stratton Audley Park was originally designed and built in 1860 by an architect called T Roger Smith, who created a huge and impressive […]

North Oxfordshire MP to stand down at next General Election

The Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry, MP for North Oxfordshire, has announced that he will not contest his seat at the General Election next year. Sir Tony said: “One of the consequences of now having five year fixed term Parliaments is that if I succeed in being re-elected at the forthcoming general election, given my […]

Wonderful evening in Finmere

Over thirty supporters from across the constituency were able to attend the annual Finmere Cheese and Wine Party that was held on Saturday night. Everyone in attendance had a fantastic time and several hundred pounds were raised for our campaign fund. A huge thank you must go to Barbara and John for organising and hosting […]

MP comments further on situation in Gaza

For completeness, a copy of a speech I made in the House of Commons earlier this year when initiating a debate on the humanitarian situation in Gaza can be found here and a copy of the letter that I wrote recently to the Foreign Secretary can be found here. It seems to me that a […]