Local council elections will take place across the country this Thursday, and the election campaign is well underway. Oxford is divided into 24 Wards, each of which elect two councillors to represent them on the City Council. Currently, the Oxford City Council is made up of 27 labour, 13 Liberal Democrat 5 Green and 1 Independent councillor.
However, this week Cherwell spoke to the Mad Hatter, a local tour guide hoping to be elected as the first Monster Raving Loony Party candidate in Oxford. Enouraging voters not to be taken in by “tweedle dee and tweedle dum”, the Mad Hatter’s controversial policies include replacing the Oxford skyline with teapots and forcing every single person in Oxford to marry a foreigner.