Members of the public are invited to a special council meeting to celebrate the life of the late Councillor Pat Egan.

Haringey Council say the meeting, on October 16, will provide friends, family and colleagues the chance to reflect on the contribution of the former Labour politician to the community.

Cllr Egan, who died last month aged 66, had been a Woodside ward councillor for eight years and was chief whip of the Labour group on the council.

Before becoming a councillor, Cllr Egan worked as a teacher, deputy headteacher, acting headteacher and university lecturer – and his commitment to education continued until his death through his role as chairman of governors at St Thomas More Catholic School, Wood Green.

Haringey Council leader Cllr Claire Kober said: “Pat was well liked, and hugely respected, on both sides of the council chamber for his straight talking approach and his hard work on behalf of the people of Woodside and Haringey.

“Those who knew Pat best know that he didn’t stand on ceremony, but it’s right that as a council and a community we take the time out to pay tribute to Pat, share our memories of our comrade and offer our condolences to his family.

“I hope that anyone who knew Cllr Egan, whether through his role as a councillor, a party member or a school governor, will feel free to join us to honour the huge contribution he made to Haringey.”

The meeting will take place in the council chamber at Haringey Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green from 7pm on Thursday, October 16.