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West Oxfordshire councillor Steve Hayward resigns live on air

A West Oxfordshire councillor announced his resignation live on radio despite defending his ability to do the job while living 8,500 miles away in Asia.

Steve Hayward was speaking to BBC Oxford about representing Ducklington at the Conservative-led West Oxfordshire District Council.

Mr Hayward, 59, has been living in Thailand since June but still claimed a basic allowance of £4,350 a year.

A spokesman for West Oxfordshire District Council said: "Councillor Hayward has not yet notified us officially of his resignation."

  • 05 Feb 2014
  • From the section Oxford