A long-standing councillor who was "motivated by his passion" died this weekend.

Councillor Pat Egan, who was the Labour representative for Woodside from 2006, died on Saturday.

Cllr Egan was also the chairman of governors at St Thomas More Catholic School.

Headteacher Martin Tissot paid tribute to Cllr Egan, remembering him as “motivated by his passion to see greater opportunities for ordinary men and women, and greater equality in society”.

He said: "A friend and colleague, Pat was a committed Catholic and family man with grown-up children and grandchildren. A long-time Wood Green resident, Pat was active in the Labour Party for many years."

Mr Tissot added that Cllr Egan had been crucial to the school's recent successes.

He said: "A former deputy-headteacher and university lecturer, he was tireless in his pursuit for excellence in education.  

"We are indebted to him for his devoted service to St Thomas More School and, of course, he was a driving force behind our recent school improvement.   

"We are all very upset by his untimely death at a comparatively young age. He was respected by all for his counsel and wisdom. We send heartfelt condolences to his widow and family.  

"May he rest in peace."