Ruth Wilkinson has resigned following ten years as a councillor for Headington ward.
This comes following family pressures that have increased substantially in the past few weeks, requiring Ruth to be away from Oxford much more.
Commenting, Ruth Wilkinson said:
“It’s been a huge honour to represent Headington Ward residents and work with them to get things done. I want to thank them for their terrific support over my time as councillor.
“I’ve been coping with mounting family pressures but now I’m needed out of Oxford more and more.
“I think it’s best for Headington if I make way for an energetic new candidate. My colleagues Altaf-Khan and Roz Smith are brilliant councillors, I know they will continue to work hard for residents.”
Andrew Gant, Leader of the Opposition on Oxford City Council and Liberal Democrat councillor, said:
“Ruth has been an inspiration and a wonderful colleague. No Councillor has worked harder or with more dedication for the residents of her ward and the city more widely.
“I would like to thank Ruth for her ten years of service, and wish her and her family well in the future at this difficult time.”
Headington Liberal Democrat councillors hold regular public meetings and send out monthly newsletters to residents.