The new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) serving Oxfordshire will begin their term in office today.
Voters elected the 10 South East MEPs – including four UKIP representatives – in May.
The Conservative MEPs are Nirj Deva, Daniel Hannan and Richard Ashworth, while UKIP are represented by party leader Nigel Farage, Ray Finch, Janice Atkinson and Diane James.
Labour held on to their only South East seat occupied by Rose Hill resident Anneliese Dodds and East Oxford resident Catherine Bearder is the only Liberal Democrat MEP in Britain. Green Party representative Keith Taylor also held on to his seat for the next five-year term.
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8:04am Thursday 26th March 2015
TEN people have now been arrested by police following this morning's raids targeting slavery in the city.
9:00am Thursday 26th March 2015
MILLIONS in extra funding is needed to cope with the rising problem of child sex exploitation across Oxfordshire.
6:34pm Thursday 26th March 2015
A 58-year-old woman has been jailed after causing the death of a pensioner by dangerous driving.
6:33pm Thursday 26th March 2015
A FIRE that blazed through trees and wasteland between Yarnton and the Peartree Interchange has been put out.
5:37pm Thursday 26th March 2015
SERVICEMEN, veterans, family and friends joined members of the Carterton community this afternoon to pay their respects at the repatriation of Private Jamie Lee Sawyer this afternoon.
3:07pm Thursday 26th March 2015
A TEENAGE girl has gone missing from Bicester for the second time in a month.