DISTRICT councillor Steve Hayward – who now serves his constituents from his new home in Thailand – has been nominated by the satirical magazine Private Eye for its Brass-Necked Councillor of the Year award.

The West Oxfordshire District Council ward member for Ducklington says he has no plans to resign despite moving to the Asian country in June.

Mr Hayward previously told the Oxford Mail he was capable of doing his job of councillor using email and Skype.