Nicola Blackwood has held the seat since 2010.
Her stated political interests are: Civil liberties and human rights, home affairs, international development, universities, science, environment, women & peace and security.
Ashcroft polling (September 2014):CON: 38%, LAB: 18%, LD: 30%, UKIP: 9%, Green: 4%
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
Sally Copely has long worked in campaigns for the third sector, with organisations including Save the Children, Oxfam, Stonewall and Shelter. Her political focus is on improving the state of inequality, campaigning on food poverty and climate change both locally and internationally.
Layla Moran is a physics and maths teacher who holds fluency in French and proficiency in Greek, Arabic and Spanish. She previously ran in the constituency of Battersea in 2010 where she received notable media attention. She currently works with a local social enterprise in Oxford.
Alan Harris was selected as the UKIP PPC for Oxford West & Abingdon on 28 July 2014. Harris previously contested the Dedington ward seat of Oxfordshire County Council in 2013, coming second to the Conservative candidate by a margin of 28%.