|Oxfordshire County Council||www.oxfordshire.gov.uk|
|Vale of White Horse District Council||www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk|
|Abingdon-on-Thames town council||www.abingdon.gov.uk|
Abingdon is part of a three-tier hierarchy of local authorities, county, district and parish. Yes, Abingdon is a parish, but is designated a town because it has a charter. For election purposes, it is warded. There are 7 such town wards. There are 5 district wards and 3 county divisions. The boundaries of the town wards are, to comply with Boundary Commission rules, drawn up so that a town ward is only and entirely with one district ward and also within one county division. This does result in an 'overlap' between the district wards and county divisions.