Mostly agricultural area, including small towns of Witney and Chipping Norton (closely associated with the 'Chipping Norton set', most of whom live out of the town). The Conservative group resigned from the party en masse over the Poll Tax in 1990.
The Conservatives held The Bartons ward at a byelection on 4 May. The Liberal Democrats gained Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield ward from the Conservatives on 9 March.
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