The DISTRICT councillor for Ducklington Steve Hayward has resigned, officials say.

He has been criticised for claiming he could still represent the area on West Oxfordshire District Council, despite living in Thailand since June last year.

Mr Hayward initially said he would resign earlier this month but later changed his mind.

The district council has revealed that he has now resigned, but Mr Hayward has not responded to the Oxford Mail’s request for a comment.