Election 2024

Two former party members describe Banbury Labour purges by Noor Qurashi, Local Democracy Reporter It was described as a “zombie apocalypse town” by the Daily Mail earlier this year but it seems for some politicians in Banbury, “20th century Russia” may have been a better summary. “It’s been pretty awful here”, Cassi Bellingham, an independent candidate for Banbury in the […]

Incumbent MP urges supporters not to hand Keir Starmer a supermajority With just two weeks until polling day Victoria Prentis has acknowledged the battle to win in the Banbury constituency is tight.   In a letter to Conservative supporters the incumbent MP urged readers not to hand Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer the “supermajority” he wants. […]

Liz Adams highlights her campaign priorities The Liberal Democrat candidate for Banbury at the General Election is focusing on action to tackle the cost-of-living crisis, the NHS and the sewage scandal as she campaigns for votes on July 4. Liz Adams says she has knocked on hundreds of doors and listened to hundreds of people […]

Dr Stewart Tolley is standing for the Liberal Democrats in South Northamptonshire The man who is hoping to secure votes in the General Election for the Liberal Democrats in South Northamptonshire is backing his party’s calls for a new protected status for local rivers.   Stewart Tolley believes it is time to get tough on “polluting […]

There are eight candidates standing in both the Banbury and South Northamptonshire constituencies The names of the candidates hoping to secure our vote at the General Election on July 4 have been released. The redefined Banbury constituency now includes Chipping Norton, but excludes Bicester.   Victoria Prentis hopes to regain her seat in parliament, but faces […]

Compass Oxfordshire want people to use strategic voting A campaign group will be at Banbury Market tomorrow, urging people to vote strategically at the General Election in a bid to stop the Conservatives re-gaining the Banbury seat. Compass Oxfordshire claim politics from the Tories is “a tired and mean politics that doesn’t deserve to represent […]

The two main parties have continued to argue over tax claims Members of local political parties have taken to social media today in the wake of last night’s General Election Leaders debate on ITV. Labour’s candidate for Banbury wasn’t happy with the statement Rishi Sunak made about Labour increasing the amount of taxes people would […]

The incumbent MP is standing in the redrawn Banbury constituency Parliament was officially dissolved at midnight, ending Victoria Prentis’ time as the MP for Bicester.   With the former Banbury and Bicester constituency having been split Mrs Prentis had to choose in which area she would stand on July 4.  Having selected the Banbury area the […]

The former Northampton Town Mayor is currently a West Northamptonshire Councillor A former Northampton Town Mayor will be standing for the Labour Party in South Northamptonshire at July’s General Election. Rufia Ashraf has been a Councillor at West Northamptonshire Council since 2021 and currently represents the Dallington Spencer ward in Northampton.   She was born and […]

She becomes the 77th Conservative to confirm they won’t be returning South Northants will have a new MP after the General Election.   That is guaranteed before a single vote has been cast following the announcement by Dame Andrea Leadsom that she won’t be re-standing. Dame Andrea has represented the area covering Brackley and the surrounding […]



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