- Labour failed to pick up even an additional 2,000 votes on their 2010 total and came close to losing one of their few District Council seats.
- UKIP failed to make any sort of a breakthrough locally, and only managed to come second in two of the District Council wards - in all others they came third or worse.
- We retained control of Bicester Town Council; winning 13 of the 15 seats up for grabs.
Some people have raised the issue of the closure of the central entrance into Castle Quay some years ago as a contributory factor in the lack of foot fall in the market itself and blaming Cherwell for that closure, not so. It had a detrimental effect on the market; the closure however was done by […]
Join us for a Fish & Chip Lunch with our new parliamentary candidate, Victoria Prentis 12.30pm Sunday 30th November The Great Barn, Upper Aynho Grounds, Aynho, Banbury, OX17 3AY Tickets £15 Under 16s Tickets £5 Tickets are all inclusive A great opportunity to get to know our new parliamentary candidate and raise much needed campaign […]
Works have started on site to deliver the £80m Banbury Gateway fashion park, which is being funded by The Crown Estate, with LXB Retail Property undertaking the development. The start of development activity coincides with the completion of the purchase of the site by The Crown Estate from LXB Retail Property for around £42m. In […]
The Liberal Democrats have killed the European Union (Referendum) Bill of which Tony Baldry is a sponsor. As everyone is aware, the Prime Minister plans to negotiate a better deal for Britain in Europe, and then to put that new deal to the British people in an in-out referendum before the end of 2017. That’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]