Cllr Ian Hudspeth

I am a retired small businessman, married with one daughter and am lucky to live in the village of Bladon, next to St Martins Church where Sir Winston Churchill is buried.

I have served at Parish, District, and County Council level, having first become involved in local government 20 years ago, serving as Chairman of Bladon Parish Council, and Cabinet Member for Health and Community Safety at West Oxfordshire District Council.

I became a County Councillor in 2005 and joined the Cabinet in 2007 with responsibility first for transport, then for growth and infrastructure. In May 2012 I was elected Leader of the County Council.