Councillor Nathaniel Buckingham, who represents the Tweeddale West ward, has announced his resignation from Scottish Borders Council (SBC).
Councillor Buckingham, who is a member of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, became a Councillor in May 2012 and will stand down from his position on Monday 29th July.
“In recent weeks it has become clear to me that I am not able to effectively balance the competing commitments of a young family, my work and my Council responsibilities and therefore it is with regret that I am standing down from my position as Councillor for Tweeddale West.
“Since being elected in May 2012 I have put a great amount of time and energy into the role, which I have found to be all consuming.
"I have also continued my professional career and despite trialling different working arrangements, I have been unable to find a balance that does justice to any of my commitments: my family; my career; or my constituents.
“I truly appreciate all the support that has been offered to me over the last eighteen months. Having stood for election in good faith and with an enthusiasm for what I would bring to the position, this is not a decision that I have taken lightly.
Councillor Tim Knowles has resigned from Cumbria County Council's cabinet.
At the cabinet meeting in Carlisle, Councillor Knowles took the opportunity to read out a resignation speech.
Councillor Knowles, who is a member for Cleator Moor and Frizington for the Labour Party, supported the move towards looking for a possible site to bury high level nuclear waste in west Cumbria- excluding the National Park.
"Sadly, I believe the unique events of last Wednesday left me with no choice but to resign as the Administration's Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment with immediate effect.
"When a council Leader makes comments such as 'I'm not prepared to prostitute our Cumbrian soul or heritage for silver coins', apparently associating them with years of work by members, officers and Cumbrian partners, I think we are entitled to ask what sort of leadership he is providing.
– Councillor Tim Knowles
Before he left Councillor Knowles thanked officers and his cabinet colleagues.