Barton & Sandhills: Alexander CIBULSKIS
Alex is studying politics, philosophy and economics at Wadham College. He is a Friend of Helen and Douglas House, Oxford's children's hospice, and raises cash for charities through the Oxford University Student RAG. Those being helped in 2011/12 are Refuge, Oxfordshire Homeless Pathways, Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre, and Oxford Development Abroad. In March Alex was sponsored to take part in 'Lost!', when teams were driven in darkened coaches 100 miles from Oxford and had to get back without any money.
Blackbird Leys: Alasdair MURRAY
Alasdair lives in Hilltop Road with his wife and two sons, and studied history at Oxford University. He was Economics and then Brussels correspondent for The Times, and latterly Director of CentreForum, the principal Liberal Democrat think tank, before joining a leading strategic communications company. He was Liberal Democrat candidate for Bournemouth West in the 2010 election. Alasdair enjoys cooking, gardening, football, mountain walks and running - he ran the London Marathon in 2009. He is a member of Friends of the Earth and Amnesty International, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Carfax: Duncan STOTT
I'm standing as a Liberal Democrat because I value community, equality and liberty. As your councillor I will stand up for these values at every opportunity. I strongly believe that the people who know what's best for the community are the community themselves, and I will work with all constituents to help them achieve their goals.
My day job is a Senior Research and Development Engineer for an audio electronics company just outside Oxford. I grew up in Oldham (near Manchester) and studied for a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems at the University of York before settling here in Oxford six years ago.
07986 854003 firstname.lastname@example.org | @DuncanStott
Churchill: Ruth RUNDLE
Ruth served as a member of the City Council from 2002 to 2006 representing Cowley Marsh ward. She is born and bred in Oxfordshire and is currently the Parish Administrator at Oxford University's Church of St. Mary the Virgin. She lives in East Oxford with her husband, David.
Cowley: Mike TAIT
Mike is originally from Snaith. He qualified as a Librarian in the late 1960s and worked at Wigan Technical College as a Librarian for a couple of years before coming to Oxford in 1970 to start a long career with Oxfordshire County Council as a Librarian. Mike has lived in East Oxford for many years.
Cowley Marsh: Ben MACONICK
I'm studying History at Oxford University, though I am originally from London. Beyond history my interests include law (I intend to do a law conversion), music, cooking and real ale.
I'm standing as a candidate for Cowley Marsh because I strongly believe that as a Liberal Democrat I can really help ordinary people in Oxford. We need to stop the ridiculous Labour-Green policy towards houses of multiple occupancy. It penalises young people and people on low incomes who can't afford housing without other people contributing towards the rent. It is my priority to make sure we don't get any more bonkers policies that will hurt the most vulnerable. If elected, I will also listen and learn from local people and make sure their views and concerns are voiced in the Council.
If you want to get in touch with me and let me know about your concerns please email me, call me or send me a text!
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Headington: Cllr Ruth WILKINSON
First elected to Oxford City Council in 2008.
Day job: academic library manager
Other work experience: libraries in the NHS and FE sector, retail, factory
Campaigns: include Save Headington Library, Save our Cheques, Waterwatch!, Save the Headington Car Park.
Currently lobbying for: disabled access to Bury Knowle Library, re-routing JR buses away from Osler Road and a regular bus route from Headington to Summertown
Community work: volunteer at a community run library. Previously parent governor and Cub Pack Leader
Married with two grown up children: my son is a dispensing optician and my daughter is a physiotherapist
Proud to be serving the people of Headington Ward as their councillor. I work hard to identify local needs and improve services.
07789 368300 firstname.lastname@example.org | @RuthWilk
Headington Hill & Northway: Stephen TALL
I’ve lived in Oxford for 18 years, and had the privilege of representing Headington on Oxford City Council for 8 years. This is a wonderful city to live in – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t problems that need sorting. We all want to live in a cleaner, freer and fairer city – and as your councillor I would work hard and pro-actively with residents to find practical solutions that benefit all citizens in our community. Whether your concern is traffic or planning or the bins or local leisure facilities, together I believe we can improve things.
My passion is education – I work for a charity helping to raise the attainment of pupils from deprived backgrounds – and I am proud the Lib Dems’ pupil premium will benefit more than 3,700 children in Oxford this year. I am also delighted that as a result of the Lib Dems’ actions in government 21 million of the lowest paid workers are receiving a tax-cut worth £546. These are liberal values making a real difference to the lives of those who need a helping hand the most.
07976 629166 email@example.com | @StephenTall
Hinksey Park: Catherine HODGKINSON
Catherine Hodgkinson (nee Stratton) was born in Swansea and grew up in Mid Wales. She joined the then Liberal Party as a student and was chairman of the Liberal Society at University College, Swansea. After graduating, she joined the research department of a City stockbroking firm and became a member of the London Stock Exchange in 1975. She left the City in 1992 to become a freelance business writer and consultant. In 1995 she moved from London to Headington, where she lives with her husband Brian, a retired school master.
Catherine was a Liberal councillor in the London Borough of Hammersmith in the 1970’s and more recently represented Headington Quarry on Oxford City Council.
Holywell: Robin MCGHEE
An enormous hello from me! Holywell is the bits of the city West of the river but east of Radcliffe Square. So obviously a lot of the people in Holywell are Oxford students. I’m one as well, at St Anne’s doing history. I’m standing here because I believe in actually improving student housing in Oxford, making it cheaper and better by having more of it. Meanwhile, on national issues I’m a strong opponent of tuition fees. Originally I’m from Cambridge and in my spare time, and indeed in all my time, I revise for finals. Do please get in touch if you’ve got anything at all to say.
07543 833280 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.facebook.com/RobinMcGhee | @RobinMcGhee
Iffley Fields: Doug HALE
If elected Councillor for Iffley Fields I would do everything I could to ensure that the Cowley road carnival goes ahead every year as the fun, family friendly celebration of East Oxfords unique character it always used to be. That the Carnival has been postponed is heartbreaking, and must not happen again. The people of East Oxford make it the great place to live that it is, not councillors, but if those people ever need a hand with anything I can always spare a minute.
I have lived in Oxford since I moved here from rural South Oxfordshire to work at The Zodiac, where i worked for 8 years. I recently gave up working in live music to get the degree that I had never been interested in when I left school. I am in my 2nd year studying Sociology, Politics, and Economics at Ruskin College here in Oxford. In my spare time I listen to music, read books about music, write about music, play music, and go watch other people playing music. I am also a keen cook and love cooking with the organic produce that we get from the farmers market that the people of East Oxford set up.
Jericho & Osney: Catherine HILLIARD
I first came to Oxford as an undergraduate and have lived here longer than anywhere else, though I have also lived abroad and in the North-East for long periods. I have voted Liberal all my life and joined the party and the National Council for Civil Liberties in 1981, when it looked as though Mrs Thatcher would succeed in abolishing many of the measures and laws which safeguard a civilised society. I have been a backroom supporter locally since coming back to live here in 1995, and I have run as a candidate several times, twice in West Oxford/Jericho. I found life in complete retirement rather monotonous, so I have returned part-time to working again as a librarian. I am a trustee of the Oxford Citizens Advice Bureau and St Giles PCC secretary.
Littlemore: Dorian HANCOCK
Dorian is a local resident and well-known campaigner for community issues in Littlemore (Oxfordshire's third-largest Parish with around 6,000 people). He has already been representing the people of Littlemore for several years as one of its Parish Councillors, and the former Secretary of the Youth Committee team which launched the bid to build a Sports Cage Project, re-established Holiday Play Schemes at the John Henry Newman Primary School, and a Senior Youth Club at the Village Hall. He's also part of the Littlemore Christmas Day Lunch team.
Dorian is currently the Secretary of the Littlemore Community Association, the Littlemore's Parish Transport Representative with the County Council PTR and one of Oxford City Council's Environment Champions. Chair of the Oxford Association of Neighbourhood Watches, Dorian is also a member of the Rose Hill/Iffley Village/Littlemore Neighbourhood Action Group, a member of the Oxford NHS Foundation Trust, and part its the steering group for 'Neighbourhood Return' - a joint-venture with Neighbourhood Watches across England concerning dememtia in the community. A registered diabetic, Dorian is also an active member and supporter of DiabetesUK.
Lye Valley: Mark WHEELER
Mark lives in East Oxford and is concerned about housing, crime, and the level of local facilities. He studied politics at university and as political assistant to Oxford-based LibDem MEP Catherine Bearder he has lots of experience in helping people across the South East of England dealing with issues. He is a supporter of Oxfam and has raised funds by taking part in their sponsored 100km walk.
Marston: Sam FOWKES
I'm from Halesowen, a small town in the West Midlands, and currently a first year Philosophy, Politics and Economics student at Wadham College. My main concerns regarding politics are that of individual liberty, transparent government and ensuring people get the chance for substantial input into local matters. My interests outside of Politics lie in sport, music and comedy.
07805 271358 email@example.com| @SamFowkes1
North: John HOWSON
John Howson is a long-standing Oxfordshire resident.
He's spent his working life in education including periods as a teacher, lecturer, civil servant
and small business owner. He advocated a
Pupil Premium scheme in 2002 when he chaired an education commission
for the Liberal Democrats in England, which subsequently became party
policy, and is now coalition government policy.
John is also interested in renewable energy, having installed PV cells on his roof in 2008,
and taken part in trials of an electric car. He also lectures on the 2003 Licensing Act, and is a director of the estate where he lives. Nationally, he is a vice President of both the Magistrates' Association and the Liberal Democrat Education Association.
Most recently he has spoken about the need for extra primary school places and the threat to small schools created by the government's new funding formula for schools. In 2010 he identified the poor Key Stage 1 results in Oxford City as an issue and has championed the need for improvement in performance in the City's schools.
Northfield Brook: Amber THOMAS
As a young woman looking for a full-time job I know something of the strains and stresses that many of us face and which people are telling me about on the doorstep. I was born in Oxford and attended Cheney School and Oxford and Cherwell Valley College. My first job was in the logistics sector as a recruitment consultant. As well as having worked for Unipart, I am now studying with the Open University for a degree in computing and design. I enjoy innovating ideas and products, as well as computer animation and art. My hobbies include playing the electric violin and guitar. Having worked for a low wage, I'm so glad that our party is insisting that up to a million low-wage earners are lifted out of income tax. I'm proud that the State Pension is once again linked to the cost of living. I know the benefits which the Pupil Premium is bringing to less advantaged schoolchildren. Windale School won an extra £46,848 in 2011-12 alone. I'm proud too that we've defended the NHS against bad reforms. In Oxford we want more focus on apprenticeships and getting more young people into work. We want faster action to house the 9,000 people on the waiting list. Lib-Dems are on the side of working Britain.
Quarry & Risinghurst: Cllr Roz SMITH
Roz has lived in Oxfordshire for most of her
life and went to secondary school in Oxford
City. She has worked in retail management
and as an administrator in the Engineering
Department at Oxford Brookes University.
For many years she worked as a volunteer
for Oxfam. She was a member of the former
Oxfordshire Community Health Council.
Currently she is a nursery and primary
school governor and a trustee of the
Oxfordshire Playing Fields Association.
Roz is an experienced councillor with
particular interest in environmental issues
and local projects. She believes very
strongly in Fair Trade initiatives and in the
value of local, open democracy.
Roz has two grown-up sons, a step daughter
and six grandchildren. She is actively
involved with many local community groups
and has served on the Risinghurst &
Sandhills Parish Council. Roz married Paul
Rogers at Holy Trinity Church, Headington
Quarry in 2005 and helps there with the
welcome team. She is a member of the Lib
Dem Christian Forum and the Green Lib
Roz Smith - a councillor with a record of service
01865 750731 or 07584 257156 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Hill & Iffley: Peter WILKINSON
I have lived in Rose Hill for thirty years. I am now retired from the University but actively involved in a number of charitable organisations. My two children went to Rose Hill and Peers Schools. My wife, Ruth, is a City councillor. I am on the Editorial Board of Rose Hill News, a Trustee of the Rose Hill Read/Swap Library and also a Trustee of the Rose Hill and Donnington Advice Centre. I also attend the Rose Hill Regeneration Partnership. I was Chairman of the Rose Hill Tenants’ and Residents’ Association for some years and am currently Secretary to that organisation. I also volunteer for a number of wildlife organisations, and an active member of the Oxford Bus Users Group.
01865 452579 email@example.com
St. Clement's: Mohsin KHAN
Mohsin Khan begins work as a doctor at the John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals in August after being a medical student at Oxford University for seven years. He has spent three years living in East Oxford, so knows the ward well. He lived in Jeune Street before moving across the Cowley Road to St Mary's, and is looking forward to serving his favourite part of the city. Mohsin was born in Birmingham and has been politically active here and in London. He worked for Norman Lamb, MP, now Business Minister, and in the Department of Health, developing policy. He is critical of the NHS Bill and was among the large majority against it at the Lib Dem conference. He says: 'I'm excited to be campaigning for people on the issues that matter to them locally. East Oxford has more than its share of problems - housing, traffic, crime, noisy neighbours - but it also has immense energy for getting things done. People here are ready to work together and help each other. I would be honoured to be elected to represent the people
of this diverse and exciting community.'
St Margaret's: Cllr Gwynneth ROYCE
Gwynneth has lived and worked in Oxford since 2001. She was first elected, for St. Margaret's Ward, in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. She has a background in tourism, market research and the voluntary sector. She has been a director of a limited company, worked in a global charity and also run a small business.
Her areas of special interest include arts/culture, women's issues and licensing. Since becoming a councillor she has served on numerous scrutiny committees, several licensing committees and panels and was one of the Councillors involved in the Oxford City Council report (2009) into Forced Marriage and Honour Based Killings. Appointed by OCC she serves on the boards of both Modern Art Oxford and the Oxford Playhouse.
07801 121860 firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary's: James KING
I am in my third year studying History at Oxford University and am planning to stay in Oxford for the for postgraduate study. Although I was brought up in Southport, I have strong family ties to Oxford. As someone who lives in the Cowley Road area, I understand the needs of local people, especially the need for affordable housing. If elected, I will listen to local residents from all backgrounds and represent them to the best of my ability.
07928 521986 email@example.com
Summertown: Cllr Stuart MCCREADY
After a career including university teaching, school teaching and publishing, Stuart McCready was elected Councillor for Summertown Ward in 2008. He is the LibDem shadow for Housing in Oxford City Council. He represents the City at meetings of the North Oxford Association Council and is an active participant in management and subcommittees meetings of the Cutteslowe Community Association, where he is an advocate of a Community-led Plan for Cutteslowe. Chair of the North Area Forum, he is interim chair of the Summertown Area Neighbourhood Forum, which aims for a Neighbourhood Plan to protect the Summertown shopping district. He represents Sunnymead and Cutteslowe-South-of-the-Ringroad in the Friends of Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park. Optimistic about getting a post office at last for Summertown, he is a supporter of the successful campaign to keep Summertown Library open, and has been campaigning for the County to review the Controlled Parking Zone in Cutteslowe. He is a champion of Alexandra Park, having campaigned to keep its tennis facilities public and to secure Council backing for the successful refurbishment of the play area, led by the Friends of Alexandra Park. His policy priorities include devolving power to Community Assemblies to secure a more locally democratic City Council; reinstating letters to neighbours about planning applications; investing in extensions to Council houses for overcrowded families and in energy efficiency measures. "I would like to see better HMO licensing," he says, "and I would like to bring back the out-of-hours noise complaint service.
01865 553963 or 07804 652733 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolvercote: Cllr Mike GOTCH
Mike is a retired architect and currently a Liberal Democrat Councillor for the Wolvercote ward. He is particularly interested in several matters relevant to the Council. He makes a special effort in ensuring quality decisions are made with regards to town planning and other planning decisions in Oxford. Equally, he concerns himself with making the management of Council resources, particularly with respects to property and finances, are as efficient as possible. Perhaps, unsurprisingly, given his extensive experience in architecture, he is also interested in achieving greater energy efficiency and lower carbon footprints for both existing and new buildings. Above all, though, Mike is very keen on and committed to being a representative of the interests and concerns of residents in Wolvercote.
01865 553905 or 07597 274501 email@example.com