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. The constituency largely follows the boundary of Cherwell District Council with the exception of Kidlington which lies in the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency, and some villages to the northeast of Oxford that are in the Henley constituency.
The primary aim of the Association 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. 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 and is currently represented by Victoria Prentis MP. The constituency has been represented by a Conservative Member of Parliament since 1922.
Historically, Banbury 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.
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 the Association is overseen by a Committee of Officers and an Agent.
The Officer committee 2021-2022 are:
President: Councillor Lynn Pratt
Chairman: Councillor Hugo Brown
Vice Chairman: Councillor Kieron Mallon
Political Deputy Chairman: Mr Craig Morley
Membership and Fundraising Deputy Chairman: Mrs Emma Nell
Treasurer: Councillor Eddie Reeves
Agent: Miss Alana Powell
If you would like to contact one of the Association officers, you can do so via email@example.com.