Oxford City Council election nominations take place soon

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The nomination period for candidates in May’s Oxford City Council elections starts in less than a month.

From Monday, April 14, anyone looking to stand for election to the city council can put their names forward by contacting the elections office in the Town Hall.

Nomination papers will be made available from the returning officer.

The deadline for nominations is 4pm on Thursday, April 24, and the election itself will take place on Thursday, May 22.

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7:48pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Jameslouis says...

For goodness sake you people in Oxford should use your brains for once in your lives.
IF you want affordable housing built in Oxford and not student accommodation built on every plot of land vote Labour out.
IF you want lower poll tax and business rates in. Oxford vote Labour out.

IF you want better services and roads in Oxford vote Labour out.

If you want less waisted monies and complete honesty vote Labour out.

By the way I think all students under the age of 30 should be banned from voting as they do not have a good enough understanding of politics and life to enable them to understand what's going on, most of them just become Politically Correct left wing fanatics when they Go tomOxford University in my opinion
For goodness sake you people in Oxford should use your brains for once in your lives. IF you want affordable housing built in Oxford and not student accommodation built on every plot of land vote Labour out. IF you want lower poll tax and business rates in. Oxford vote Labour out. IF you want better services and roads in Oxford vote Labour out. If you want less waisted monies and complete honesty vote Labour out. By the way I think all students under the age of 30 should be banned from voting as they do not have a good enough understanding of politics and life to enable them to understand what's going on, most of them just become Politically Correct left wing fanatics when they Go tomOxford University in my opinion Jameslouis
  • Score: -2

9:03pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Jameslouis wrote:
For goodness sake you people in Oxford should use your brains for once in your lives.
IF you want affordable housing built in Oxford and not student accommodation built on every plot of land vote Labour out.
IF you want lower poll tax and business rates in. Oxford vote Labour out.

IF you want better services and roads in Oxford vote Labour out.

If you want less waisted monies and complete honesty vote Labour out.

By the way I think all students under the age of 30 should be banned from voting as they do not have a good enough understanding of politics and life to enable them to understand what's going on, most of them just become Politically Correct left wing fanatics when they Go tomOxford University in my opinion
And your suggestion of a party who WOULD offer open, honest and fair local Government would be, because from what I can see this party does not yet exist.
[quote][p][bold]Jameslouis[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake you people in Oxford should use your brains for once in your lives. IF you want affordable housing built in Oxford and not student accommodation built on every plot of land vote Labour out. IF you want lower poll tax and business rates in. Oxford vote Labour out. IF you want better services and roads in Oxford vote Labour out. If you want less waisted monies and complete honesty vote Labour out. By the way I think all students under the age of 30 should be banned from voting as they do not have a good enough understanding of politics and life to enable them to understand what's going on, most of them just become Politically Correct left wing fanatics when they Go tomOxford University in my opinion[/p][/quote]And your suggestion of a party who WOULD offer open, honest and fair local Government would be, because from what I can see this party does not yet exist. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
  • Score: 6

9:26pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Jameslouis wrote:
For goodness sake you people in Oxford should use your brains for once in your lives.
IF you want affordable housing built in Oxford and not student accommodation built on every plot of land vote Labour out.
IF you want lower poll tax and business rates in. Oxford vote Labour out.

IF you want better services and roads in Oxford vote Labour out.

If you want less waisted monies and complete honesty vote Labour out.

By the way I think all students under the age of 30 should be banned from voting as they do not have a good enough understanding of politics and life to enable them to understand what's going on, most of them just become Politically Correct left wing fanatics when they Go tomOxford University in my opinion
Erm...

I'd never vote for a socialist personally, but...

Designated student accommodation releases HoMO properties for young professional sharers or return to family accommodation.

Poll tax was replaced by Council Tax over 20 years ago.

The uniform business rate multiplier is set by central government.

Roads are the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council, although some elements of the work are subcontracted to the city council.

Did you perhaps mean "wasted money".

Given your errors so far, I'm not convinced your opinion of the understanding of students under 30 is a valid one.
[quote][p][bold]Jameslouis[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake you people in Oxford should use your brains for once in your lives. IF you want affordable housing built in Oxford and not student accommodation built on every plot of land vote Labour out. IF you want lower poll tax and business rates in. Oxford vote Labour out. IF you want better services and roads in Oxford vote Labour out. If you want less waisted monies and complete honesty vote Labour out. By the way I think all students under the age of 30 should be banned from voting as they do not have a good enough understanding of politics and life to enable them to understand what's going on, most of them just become Politically Correct left wing fanatics when they Go tomOxford University in my opinion[/p][/quote]Erm... I'd never vote for a socialist personally, but... Designated student accommodation releases HoMO properties for young professional sharers or return to family accommodation. Poll tax was replaced by Council Tax over 20 years ago. The uniform business rate multiplier is set by central government. Roads are the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council, although some elements of the work are subcontracted to the city council. Did you perhaps mean "wasted money". Given your errors so far, I'm not convinced your opinion of the understanding of students under 30 is a valid one. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 5

11:27pm Sat 22 Mar 14

mytaxes says...

Andrew:Oxford wrote:
Jameslouis wrote:
For goodness sake you people in Oxford should use your brains for once in your lives.
IF you want affordable housing built in Oxford and not student accommodation built on every plot of land vote Labour out.
IF you want lower poll tax and business rates in. Oxford vote Labour out.

IF you want better services and roads in Oxford vote Labour out.

If you want less waisted monies and complete honesty vote Labour out.

By the way I think all students under the age of 30 should be banned from voting as they do not have a good enough understanding of politics and life to enable them to understand what's going on, most of them just become Politically Correct left wing fanatics when they Go tomOxford University in my opinion
Erm...

I'd never vote for a socialist personally, but...

Designated student accommodation releases HoMO properties for young professional sharers or return to family accommodation.

Poll tax was replaced by Council Tax over 20 years ago.

The uniform business rate multiplier is set by central government.

Roads are the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council, although some elements of the work are subcontracted to the city council.

Did you perhaps mean "wasted money".

Given your errors so far, I'm not convinced your opinion of the understanding of students under 30 is a valid one.
All I know is that yet again council tax has risen and unlike many towns and cities we will not be having a tax freeze again this year. If they could have got away with it Labour would have increased our bills by even more, however, they were not prepared to risk the result of a referendum. Perhaps someone can tell me why students can vote not only at their home address but also in their university town. Why should any of them worry about high council tax or a council which wastes money when they are not paying council tax here?
[quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jameslouis[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake you people in Oxford should use your brains for once in your lives. IF you want affordable housing built in Oxford and not student accommodation built on every plot of land vote Labour out. IF you want lower poll tax and business rates in. Oxford vote Labour out. IF you want better services and roads in Oxford vote Labour out. If you want less waisted monies and complete honesty vote Labour out. By the way I think all students under the age of 30 should be banned from voting as they do not have a good enough understanding of politics and life to enable them to understand what's going on, most of them just become Politically Correct left wing fanatics when they Go tomOxford University in my opinion[/p][/quote]Erm... I'd never vote for a socialist personally, but... Designated student accommodation releases HoMO properties for young professional sharers or return to family accommodation. Poll tax was replaced by Council Tax over 20 years ago. The uniform business rate multiplier is set by central government. Roads are the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council, although some elements of the work are subcontracted to the city council. Did you perhaps mean "wasted money". Given your errors so far, I'm not convinced your opinion of the understanding of students under 30 is a valid one.[/p][/quote]All I know is that yet again council tax has risen and unlike many towns and cities we will not be having a tax freeze again this year. If they could have got away with it Labour would have increased our bills by even more, however, they were not prepared to risk the result of a referendum. Perhaps someone can tell me why students can vote not only at their home address but also in their university town. Why should any of them worry about high council tax or a council which wastes money when they are not paying council tax here? mytaxes
  • Score: 4

5:05am Mon 24 Mar 14

Myron Blatz says...

Nominations? For goodness sakes, the main political party Candidates in Oxford have been peddling their version of 'reality' for months now - it's getting worse than the ever longer run-up to Christmas! What's really annoying is he months of people you don't know, or only see once every four years, suddenly ringing your doorbell like crazy, or dumping unsolicited bits of paper and meaningless pap through your letterbox! It's also amazing to see just how little many Candidates know of their own Party and the things promised that have never happened since the last election. I especially like the Candidate for Headington's singar ignorance of how little his own Party has contributed to the Ward he's campaigning in, including how they apparently 'saved' the public toilets - the same ones which his Party wanted to close, even before the 'Tory cutbacks' which his Party always uses as an excuse! The only really surprising thing, though, is why Labour keeps winning Wards across Oxford, when nobody apparently votes for Labour, whenever you ask them? Its also nice to read that Ed Miliband is apparently criticising the LibDems again about Student Fees, when I understand it was a previous Labour government which introduced them.
Nominations? For goodness sakes, the main political party Candidates in Oxford have been peddling their version of 'reality' for months now - it's getting worse than the ever longer run-up to Christmas! What's really annoying is he months of people you don't know, or only see once every four years, suddenly ringing your doorbell like crazy, or dumping unsolicited bits of paper and meaningless pap through your letterbox! It's also amazing to see just how little many Candidates know of their own Party and the things promised that have never happened since the last election. I especially like the Candidate for Headington's singar ignorance of how little his own Party has contributed to the Ward he's campaigning in, including how they apparently 'saved' the public toilets - the same ones which his Party wanted to close, even before the 'Tory cutbacks' which his Party always uses as an excuse! The only really surprising thing, though, is why Labour keeps winning Wards across Oxford, when nobody apparently votes for Labour, whenever you ask them? Its also nice to read that Ed Miliband is apparently criticising the LibDems again about Student Fees, when I understand it was a previous Labour government which introduced them. Myron Blatz
  • Score: 1

9:42am Mon 24 Mar 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Nominations? For goodness sakes, the main political party Candidates in Oxford have been peddling their version of 'reality' for months now - it's getting worse than the ever longer run-up to Christmas! What's really annoying is he months of people you don't know, or only see once every four years, suddenly ringing your doorbell like crazy, or dumping unsolicited bits of paper and meaningless pap through your letterbox! It's also amazing to see just how little many Candidates know of their own Party and the things promised that have never happened since the last election. I especially like the Candidate for Headington's singar ignorance of how little his own Party has contributed to the Ward he's campaigning in, including how they apparently 'saved' the public toilets - the same ones which his Party wanted to close, even before the 'Tory cutbacks' which his Party always uses as an excuse! The only really surprising thing, though, is why Labour keeps winning Wards across Oxford, when nobody apparently votes for Labour, whenever you ask them? Its also nice to read that Ed Miliband is apparently criticising the LibDems again about Student Fees, when I understand it was a previous Labour government which introduced them.
One of the big problems is that many people who work and contribute financially in Oxford don't realise that they have the right to vote.

My (lovely, owner occupier, full-time working) Czech neighbours had no idea that they were allowed to vote in local elections - even though they received voting cards.

Perhaps The Electoral Commission should be raising awareness through major employers in Oxford and emphasising the civic duty to vote?

http://www.aboutmyvo
te.co.uk/who_can_reg
ister_to_vote.aspx
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Nominations? For goodness sakes, the main political party Candidates in Oxford have been peddling their version of 'reality' for months now - it's getting worse than the ever longer run-up to Christmas! What's really annoying is he months of people you don't know, or only see once every four years, suddenly ringing your doorbell like crazy, or dumping unsolicited bits of paper and meaningless pap through your letterbox! It's also amazing to see just how little many Candidates know of their own Party and the things promised that have never happened since the last election. I especially like the Candidate for Headington's singar ignorance of how little his own Party has contributed to the Ward he's campaigning in, including how they apparently 'saved' the public toilets - the same ones which his Party wanted to close, even before the 'Tory cutbacks' which his Party always uses as an excuse! The only really surprising thing, though, is why Labour keeps winning Wards across Oxford, when nobody apparently votes for Labour, whenever you ask them? Its also nice to read that Ed Miliband is apparently criticising the LibDems again about Student Fees, when I understand it was a previous Labour government which introduced them.[/p][/quote]One of the big problems is that many people who work and contribute financially in Oxford don't realise that they have the right to vote. My (lovely, owner occupier, full-time working) Czech neighbours had no idea that they were allowed to vote in local elections - even though they received voting cards. Perhaps The Electoral Commission should be raising awareness through major employers in Oxford and emphasising the civic duty to vote? http://www.aboutmyvo te.co.uk/who_can_reg ister_to_vote.aspx Andrew:Oxford
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