Who’s on twitter?
The official list of candidates standing in the local elections to Oxford City Council was published on 4 April. The elections take place on Thursday 3 May. @HeadingtonNews has produced a list of the candidates standing in the six wards which fall within the Headington – Marston – Barton area, and I am grateful for the code from that page which has saved me a fair amount of typing!
My own list is slightly different. I shall be following the campaign on twitter as well as other channels and I thought it would be interesting to see how many of the candidates are themselves tweeters. I already had a dozen or so local councillors and candidates on my oxpolitics list, but starting with the OX3 wards I have searched and found more. Some, I have to say, are not very active – which says nothing at all about their merits as potential councillors. All wards have at least one candidate with a twitter account but the sole one in Quarry & Risinghurst is at present inactive.
So if you want to engage with your local candidates or just follow the campaign, here’s who to follow. I’ll try to make a complete list for the whole of Oxford but I don’t know how soon I’ll be able to do it. Meanwhile if you find any errors or omissions please let me know.
|Current Councillor standing for re-election|
|Current Councillor continuing to serve, not due for re-election|
|Current Councillor standing down, not seeking re-election|
BARTON & SANDHILLS
|Alexander Michael CIBULSKIS||Liberal Democrat|
|Graham Edwin LOVELOCK||Conservative|
|Mike ROWLEY||Labour & Co-operative Party||@redmikerowley||Protected account|
|Mary-Jane SAREVA||Green||@MarySareva||Inactive account|
|Mark Robert LYGO||Labour||@MarkLygo|
|Ruth Margaret RUNDLE||Liberal Democrat||@Ruthr1978||Protected account|
|Mark BHAGWANDIN||Conservative||@markb_gt||Occasional blogger|
|Richard John HOWARTH||Green|
|Ruth Elaine WILKINSON||Liberal Democrat||@RuthWilk||Blog & local info|
|David RUNDLE||Liberal Democrat||@DavidRundle|
HEADINGTON HILL & NORTHWAY
|Nicholas Oliver FELL||UK Independence Party|
|Thomas Anthony KELLEY||Conservative|
|Stephen TALL||Liberal Democrat||@StephenTall||Website|
|Mohammed ALTAF-KHAN||Liberal Democrat||@maltafkhan|
|Sam Anthony FOWKES||Liberal Democrat||@SamFowkes1|
|Duncan Valentine HATFIELD||Conservative|
|Alistair David Pryce MORRIS||Green|
QUARRY & RISINGHURST
|Julia Margaret GASPER||UK Independence Party|
|Raymond Leslie HITCHINS||Green|
|Roz SMITH||Liberal Democrat||@RoziRogers||Inactive account|