OXFORD county councillor Helen Evans has resigned her position because she is moving out of the city.

The former councillor for Iffley Fields and St Mary's from May 2017, she is moving with her family to Cholsey in South Oxfordshire.

She was appointed as the Labour group's shadow member for finance following her election victory last year.

A former global head of safeguarding at Oxfam between 2012 and 2015, she attracted considerable media attention after she revealed she had concerns over its work while she worked at the charity.

On Twitter, she wrote that she was 'stepping back' as a county councillor.

She added: "It has been a privilege serving as your councillor this past year and a half. In that time we have successfully campaigned together to keep the Donnington Post Office and Isis Midwives in our local community.

"We lobbied as a community for the Florence Park Children's Centre to remain open as a social enterprise, now up and running as Flo's – The Place in the Park.

"We are also seeing much needed improvements being made to parking with further enhancements being undertaken shortly to the Iffley Road zebra crossing."

She will be moving with her husband and son to South Oxfordshire to be nearer her husband's workplace, which will make travelling easier for him as he has a degenerative eye condition.

A by-election will be held later. In 2017, she won with 47 per cent of the vote. The Greens came second with 41 per cent.