Jenny Hughes the Hedge End Liberal Democrat Councillor has resigned both her borough and town council seat.
Cllr Hughes co-represented Wildern ward (along with Council Leader Keith House) and Shamblehurst ward on Hedge End Town Council.
Last April Cllr Peter Hughes – Jenny Hughes’s partner and Lib Dem- stood down for unspecified reasons having first turned independent.
Over the course of the last 12 months Cllr Jenny Hughes only attended four out of the last fifteen council meetings she was scheduled to appear at.
As the two vacancies have fallen so close to May local elections there is no need to call a by-election and Hedge End Town Council has already issued a notice of a casual vacancy which will enable the council to select and co-opt a new member.
It is not known if any of the local political parties are thinking of forcing a borough by-election but a Ukip source told Eastleigh News the option was under consideration.