The West Oxfordshire Alliance commitment to jointly govern West Oxfordshire District Council for the next two years has been renewed.

Despite the local elections on May 2 not resulting in a clear majority for any political party, the partnership composed of Liberal Democrat, Labour, and Green representatives will continue to guide council activities.

Official council meetings for voting in new roles will take place on the Annual General Meeting on May 22.

Back in 2022, the Alliance, also known locally as the 'West Oxfordshire Alliance', resulted in an Executive made from the council members of each three groups and has successfully orchestrated the council's activities in the last two years.

However, this May's local elections stirred the board without a single party achieving the required majority of 25 seats out of 49.

Current figures indicate Liberal Democrats with 21 seats, Conservative party holding 13, Labour/Labour and Co-operative with 11, and Green Party with four seats.

Key decisions, including the new chair, vice-chair, committee appointments, and announcement of the council leader and executive members, are to be made during the Council's Annual General Meeting at 2pm on May 22.

The meeting, which will take place at the Council offices in Woodgreen, is open for public observation.

Meanwhile, residents interested in detailed election results or local councillor information are encouraged to utilise the council's online platform, where all relevant information is readily available.

Councillor Andy Graham, leader of the Council, said: "I am really pleased that this strong alliance of councillors from across the political spectrum will continue to deliver the best for West Oxfordshire.  
"It is incredibly important to me that we maintain the stability that we have built over the last two years, and we remain committed to delivering on our ambitious council plan for the benefit of residents and businesses in our district. 
"Over the next year we will focus on developing the next stages of our Local Plan with the help of residents, along with delivering more affordable homes including the provision of social rented properties, in the right places, for the right people, to the highest standards. We will continue to tackle the climate emergency and sewage dumping in our rivers. Supporting local businesses and revitalising our local markets will be also prioritised. 
"In spite of financial pressures faced by councils across the country, much progress has been made over the last year, and I am confident that together, we will continue to achieve great things for our area, whilst also delivering the best possible council services that meet the needs of our residents."