CAROLINE NEWTON has resigned from Oxfordshire County Council.
Mrs Newton, a Conservative who represented Watlington and Chalgrove, has gone to live in Italy with her family.
In a statement, she said: “I have tremendously enjoyed getting to know you over the last months and years.
“It has been a privilege to be in a position to represent your interests at County Hall.
“I had hoped to have rather longer to get to grips with the many different issues that concern you all and will miss it — and you — though maybe not so much all those early evening meetings!”