Elections for Oxford City Council on 3rd May 2012 saw Labour increase its existing majority by three: Labour now holds 29 of 48 seats. The Green party succeeded in maintaining its total of five seats, including the Holywell ward where students make up the vast majority of voters. Sam Hollick of Christ Church College was elected Green Councillor for Holywell, gaining 356 of 902 votes cast.
The Liberal Democrats, however, have lost three seats in comparison with their previous total, a trend that looks set to be reflected nationwide. One independent candidate was also elected to Oxford City Council: Mick Hanes in Marston Ward, who took the seat from Labour with 877 votes to their 636.