General Election results from Oxfordshire (2024)

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Summary Live Reporting Thanks for joining uspublished at 09:38 5 July09:38 5 July State of play in Oxfordshirepublished at 09:37 5 July09:37 5 July Lib Dems make history in Witneypublished at 08:44 5 July08:44 5 July 'A historic night for the Lib Dems' in Oxfordshirepublished at 07:20 5 July07:20 5 July Historic moment in Banburypublished at 06:34 5 July06:34 5 July Didcot and Wantage goes to the Liberal Democratspublished at 06:10 5 July06:10 5 JulyBreaking Labour gain Banburypublished at 06:05 5 July06:05 5 JulyBreaking Lib Dems gain Henley and Thamepublished at 05:49 5 July05:49 5 JulyBreaking Other former Labour councillors' successpublished at 05:30 5 July05:30 5 July Former Oxford councillors win seats for Labourpublished at 05:08 5 July05:08 5 July Lib Dems hold Oxford West and Abingdonpublished at 04:55 5 July04:55 5 July Lib Dem candidate confident about Didcot and Wantage gainpublished at 04:53 5 July04:53 5 July Varying turnouts across three Oxfordshire constituenciespublished at 04:36 5 July04:36 5 July Witney declaration not expected until at least 05:00published at 04:30 5 July04:30 5 July Turnout for new constituencypublished at 04:18 5 July04:18 5 July Labour hold Oxford Eastpublished at 04:02 5 July04:02 5 JulyBreaking The only sword carrier at the countpublished at 03:56 5 July03:56 5 July 'The Lib Dems' results speak for themselves'published at 03:41 5 July03:41 5 July Witney turnout downpublished at 03:26 5 July03:26 5 July Green candidate campaigned in Bristolpublished at 03:05 5 July03:05 5 July

Summary

  • Labour has won a landslide victory in the UK general election, according to the exit poll

  • Henley & Thame - a successor to Boris Johnson's seat - has been won by the Lib Dems

  • Layla Moran has held on to her seat in Oxford West & Abingdon

  • Anneliese Dodds has held on to Oxford East

  • Banbury is a Labour gain from the Conservatives

Live Reporting

Dan Kerins, Nathan Briant & Daisy Stephens

  1. Thanks for joining uspublished at 09:38 5 July

    09:38 5 July

    With all results across the county now declared, the BBC live page for the election results for Oxfordshire has now ended.

    Please follow all the latest general election results here.

  2. State of play in Oxfordshirepublished at 09:37 5 July

    09:37 5 July

    The Liberal Democrats have done well in Oxfordshire, with Freddie van Mierlo winning Henley and Thame, Charlie Maynard securing Witney, Calum Miller winning Bicester and Woodstock and Olly Glover being elected in Didcot and Wantage.

    The party's Layla Moran held her seat in Oxford West and Abingdon.

    Labour's Sean Woodco*ck won in Banbury, whilst Anneliese Dodds held her seat in Oxford East.

    There are now no Conservative MPs holding any seats in Oxfordshire.

  3. Lib Dems make history in Witneypublished at 08:44 5 July

    08:44 5 July

    Chris McHugh
    BBC Radio Oxford

    As Conservative Robert Courts made a hasty exit, new Witney MP Charlie Maynard (pictured centre, wearing a suit and yellow tie) was seen hugging his ecstatic Lib Dem colleagues after finishing his victory speech.

    Witney hasn’t voted in any party other than the Conservatives since the seat was created in 1983, and despite the exit poll indicating the Tories would hold it, the seat now belongs to the Lib Dems.

    In the end it was comprehensive, with more than 4,000 votes between the two parties.

    Witney could not have been clearer - it’s time for a change.

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  4. 'A historic night for the Lib Dems' in Oxfordshirepublished at 07:20 5 July

    07:20 5 July

    Bethan Nimmo
    Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Liberal Democrat candidate Calum Miller beamed as he heard the vote numbers read out for the new Bicester & Woodstock seat.

    In a very fiercely fought contest, he had done enough to become the constituency's first ever MP.

    He said it was an "historic night for Oxfordshire" and an "historic night for the Lib Dems".

    It certainly seems he has been part of a yellow wave that has swept across the county during this election.

    The party now holds five of the seven seats here - previously it held one.

    Even more significantly, the Conservatives now do not hold a single seat in Oxfordshire.

    With much of the county firmly in the "blue wall" previously, that really is a big moment.

  5. Historic moment in Banburypublished at 06:34 5 July

    06:34 5 July

    Bethan Nimmo
    Political reporter, BBC Oxfordshire

    Since the seat was created in 1885 - Banbury has never elected a Labour MP.

    That is, until now.

    Labour candidate Sean Woodco*ck - who has lost twice standing in this seat previously - just after 6am heard the magic numbers that confirmed he is the new MP for Banbury.

    He unseated former Attorney General Victoria Prentis, in what had previously been considered a very safe Tory seat.

    It means Oxfordshire will now send two Labour MPs to parliament - along with what looks like a handful of Liberal Democrats. We are waiting for the Bicester & Woodstock result to see if the Conservatives will have any MPs in the county.

  6. Didcot and Wantage goes to the Liberal Democratspublished at 06:10 5 July

    06:10 5 JulyBreaking

    The Lib Dems' Olly Glover has won the Didcot and Wantage constituency.

    The previous MP for Didcot, David Johnston, lost by more than 6,000 votes.

    The victory means the Lib Dems now hold four seats in Oxfordshire, up from just holding Layla Moran's seat of Oxford West and Abingdon on Thursday.

    In Banbury, Labour has won the seat for the first time.

  7. Labour gain Banburypublished at 06:05 5 July

    06:05 5 JulyBreaking

    Victoria Prentis, the former attorney general and Banbury MP, has lost her seat to Labour's Sean Woodco*ck.

    Mr Woodco*ck, the Labour group leader on Cherwell District Council, won 18,468 votes, with Mrs Prentis second with 15,212 votes.

  8. Lib Dems gain Henley and Thamepublished at 05:49 5 July

    05:49 5 JulyBreaking

    The Lib Dems' Freddie van Mierlo is the new MP for Henley and Thame, beating the Conservatives' Caroline Newton by more than 6,000 votes.

    It is a new constituency for this general election - but the previous seat Henley was held by Boris Johnson - before he became prime minister, between 2001 and 2008 - and Tory grandee Michael Heseltine.

  9. Other former Labour councillors' successpublished at 05:30 5 July

    05:30 5 July

    Other Labour councillors have been victorious elsewhere.

    Former cabinet member Antonia Bance, an Oxford city councillor from 2010 until 2013, has been elected MP for Tipton and Wednesbury in the West Midlands.

    Perran Moon, who sat on Cherwell District Council from 2019 until May 2023, is now the MP for Camborne and Redruth in Cornwall.

  10. Former Oxford councillors win seats for Labourpublished at 05:08 5 July

    05:08 5 July

    Two former Oxford city councillors have become Labour MPs.

    Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council's former deputy leader, resigned from the authority in March. He beat Conservative Tobias Ellwood in Bournemouth East by about 5,400 votes.

    Marie Tidball, who was also another cabinet member and resigned from the council in 2022, is the new MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge in Yorkshire.

    She beat Conservative Miriam Cates by about 8,700 votes.

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  11. Lib Dems hold Oxford West and Abingdonpublished at 04:55 5 July

    04:55 5 July

    The Lib Dems' Layla Moran has held Oxford West and Abingdon for a third time.

    She won about 23,400 votes, with the Conservatives' Vinay Raniga in second place with 8,520 votes and Labour's Stephen Webb in third with 5,981 votes.

  12. Lib Dem candidate confident about Didcot and Wantage gainpublished at 04:53 5 July

    04:53 5 July

    Olly Glover has spoken the BBC's Jerome Sale and appears confident he will be confirmed as Didcot and Wantage's MP later this morning.

    “I got selected two years ago in June 2022. It’s been a reallylong journey. If I am fortunate enough to be elected I will feel grateful andexcited about the opportunity," Mr Glover said.

    “I think the role of a Member of Parliament is unlikely anyother. My career has been in railway operations, trying to get trains to run ontime, negotiating with trade unions. If I do get elected it’s going to bevery different to that, that’s for sure.”

  13. Varying turnouts across three Oxfordshire constituenciespublished at 04:36 5 July

    04:36 5 July

    The turnout for the three seats being counted at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon have been announced.

    Didcot and Wantage was 68.1%, Oxford West and Abingdon 66.1% and Henley and Thame 72.3%.

  14. Witney declaration not expected until at least 05:00published at 04:30 5 July

    04:30 5 July

    The BBC's Chris McHugh has said the declaration for the Witney constituency is not likely until at least 05:00.

    The exit poll for the BBC, Sky and ITV shows the Conservatives' Robert Courts is expected to hold the seat - but the Lib Dems have said they are confident of taking it themselves.

  15. Turnout for new constituencypublished at 04:18 5 July

    04:18 5 July

    Turnout for the Bicester and Woodstock seat, which is expected to be a very close race between the Conservatives' Rupert Harrison and Lib Dem Calum Miller, was 67.8%.

  16. Labour hold Oxford Eastpublished at 04:02 5 July

    04:02 5 JulyBreaking

    Anneliese Dodds has held Oxford East, which she has represented since 2017.

    It is a safe Labour seat and has been won by the party's candidates at every general election since 1987.

    Ms Dodds won 19,541 votes, with the Greens' Sushila Dhall second with 5,076 votes and the Conservatives' Louise Brown third with 4,739 votes.

  17. The only sword carrier at the countpublished at 03:56 5 July

    03:56 5 July

    Bethan Nimmo
    Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    High Sheriff of Oxfordshire James Macnamara has arrived at Spiceball Leisure Centre in Banbury, in traditional dress.

    He's technically the returning officer - in charge of the election process - across the whole of Oxfordshire.

    He says though that in reality, the job of returning officer is done by others. Here, the chief executive of Cherwell District Council, Gordon Stewart, is in charge.

    But even though his role is ceremonial, the High Sheriff is certainly the only person at the count carrying a sword.

    He said: "That was part of the kit that a gentleman would have carried everywhere. I won't be using it."

    On his duties this evening, he added: "I'll be reading out the results and that is the beginning and end of my role."

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  18. 'The Lib Dems' results speak for themselves'published at 03:41 5 July

    03:41 5 July

    Layla Moran is expected to win Oxford West and Abingdon for the Lib Dems, which she has held since 2017.

    Asked by the BBC's Jerome Sale if her party's campaigning has been "frivolous", she said: "I think the results in part speak for themselves.

    "We don't get the same coverage as everyone else and also we knew if we wanted to grab headlines we needed to be quite tongue in cheek about it.

    "But [leader Ed Davey] was very clear: whilst he does not take himself very seriously, he takes the concerns of voters very seriously."

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  19. Witney turnout downpublished at 03:26 5 July

    03:26 5 July

    Turnout for the Witney seat fell from the previous general election in 2019.

    The BBC's Chris McHugh has been told that 67.8% of the electorate voted on Thursday.

    That was down from 73.1% in 2019 and 73% in 2017.

  20. Green candidate campaigned in Bristolpublished at 03:05 5 July

    03:05 5 July

    Green candidate for the Bicester and Woodstock seat Ian Middleton tells Bethan Nimmo he is tired because he was campaigning in Bristol Central for Carla Denyer, his party's co-leader, on Thursday.

    He said: "I thought it was better for me to put our resources and my experience as a door knocker and a campaigner into one of our target seats and that's pretty much the plan for the Green Party nationally: we're targeting constituencies to increase our share in Westminster."

    Mr Middleton is an Oxfordshire county and Cherwell district councillor for Kidlington.

General Election results from Oxfordshire (2024)
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