North Oxfordshire Conservative Association (NOCA) covers the Parliamentary constituency of Banbury which encompasses the towns of Banbury and Bicester and the rural villages of North Oxfordshire and largely follows the boundary of Cherwell District Council with the exception of Kidlington which lies in the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency, and some small villages to the northeast of Oxford that are in the Henley constituency.
Our primary aim is to represent the Conservative cause in North Oxfordshire working to secure the election of a Conservative MP, County Councillors, District Councillors, and Town Councillors in Banbury and Bicester. We actively promote the great work local elected representatives do in their communities and help them to connect with you, their constituents.
As well as championing Conservative values and politics locally, we also promote Party membership while supporting our own active membership base. We have a great organisation, made up of all ages, for whom we organise a varied programme of social and political events from quarterly debate forums to quiz nights, themed lunches, and our Annual Dinner with political speaker. We are always delighted to welcome new members. Head to our ‘Get involved’ page to find out how you can sign up and join us!
The Banbury constituency was first established in 1554. Currently represented by Victoria Prentis MP, previous Parliamentarians include Lord North, British Prime Minister during the American War of Independence. The Banbury constituency has been represented by a Conservative Member of Parliament since 1922.
Historically, Banbury town was the constituency’s principal settlement. Famous for the ‘fine lady upon a White horse with rings on her fingers and bells on her toes’ at the iconic cross, the town also saw major conflict in the English Civil War with the battle of Edgehill taking place just on the Warwickshire border.
In recent years, the Banbury constituency has become a thriving business hub using its excellent transportation links with Birmingham, Oxford and London to attract world-leading business groups. Both Banbury and Bicester are expanding towns, surrounded by beautiful Oxfordshire villages including Deddington, Hook Norton - complete with celebrated brewery -, Fringford; inspiration for Lark Rise to Candleford and Cropredy, home of the Annual Cropredy Convention, it is a unique and diverse constituency right in the heart of England.
The day to day management of North Oxfordshire Conservative Association is overseen by a Committee of Officers and an Agent. The Officer committee 2019-2020 are:
President: Mrs Barbara Cunningham
Chairman: Councillor Hugo Brown
Vice Chairman: Councillor Lynn Pratt
Deputy Chairman Political: Councillor Ian Corkin
Deputy Chairman Membership and Fundraising: Councillor Arash Fatemian
Treasurer: Councillor Nathan Bignell
Agent: Miss Alana Powell
If you would like to contact one of the Association officers, you can do so via email@example.com.