It was announced in the last half hour by Oxfordshire County Council that Hilary Biles has kept her council seat for Chipping Norton, following yesterday’s local elections – but the turnout was just 29%.
The breakdown of votes were as follows:
Hilary Biles (Conservative) – 1447 votes (49% of the vote)
Geoff Saul (Labour & Co-operative) – 911 votes (31% of the vote)
James Stanley (UKIP) – 383 votes (13% of the vote)
Paul Creighton (Green) – 132 votes (4% of the vote)
Andrew Crick (Lib Dem) – 77 votes (3% of the vote)
2950 people turned out to vote out of an electorate of 8030. There were 7 rejected ballot papers.