Ducklington councillor doing ‘reasonable job’ from Thailand

The Oxford Times: Councillor Steve Hayward Councillor Steve Hayward

DISTRICT councillor Steve Hayward has explained why he decided not to resign.

Mr Hayward now lives in Thailand and had said he would resign after being criticised for claiming he could still represent Ducklington on West Oxfordshire District Council despite living 8,500 miles away.

But he changed his mind and intends to remain a councillor until May, when he will stand down at the election, although he has said he will take a 90 per cent cut to his allowance.

He said: “If I had resigned totally, then the people of Ducklington and Curbridge would not have had a councillor until after the elections in late May.

“As I have previously stated, I have been doing a reasonable job via the telephone and email.”

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6:12pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Myron Blatz says...

Could do worse - after all, some bloke called Dave apparently runs his constituency all the way from some place called London?
Could do worse - after all, some bloke called Dave apparently runs his constituency all the way from some place called London? Myron Blatz

10:29pm Tue 11 Feb 14

skye53 says...

Maybe they could send Dave out to Thailand and do us all a favour
Maybe they could send Dave out to Thailand and do us all a favour skye53

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