A Gravesham councillor has resigned due to "a change in family circumstances".
Cllr Peter Barbuti, ward member for Painters Ash, has tendered his resignation to the council.
He said a change in family circumstances has led to him having to move home to Somerset and he can no longer fulfil his obligations.
A notice of vacancy was posted on the council's website www.gravesham.gov.uk
Cllr Barbuti is one of three members for the ward.
A by-election will be called in the next few weeks.