Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council
Cllr Bethia Thomas is the Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council. She was confirmed as leader following the local elections in 2023.
She was first chosen as leader in December 2022 after previous leader Cllr Emily Smith chose to stand down having led the council since the local elections in 2019.
Cllr Thomas, who was deputy leader and is a ward member for Faringdon, has been a district councillor in Vale of White Horse District Council since 2019, and has served on the Cabinet since her election, as Cabinet Member for community engagement.