Two by-elections will be held on the same day after a pair of councillors simultaneously quit.

Haringey Council recently announced that Charles Adje, who represented South Tottenham ward, and his Labour colleague Yvonne Say, who represented White Hart Lane, are no longer serving as elected councillors.

It has now been confirmed that constituents in both wards will head to the polls on October 5, which will mean four by-elections have been staged in the borough this year.

The reasons for the two councillors’ departures have not yet been made public, with council leader Cllr Peray Ahmet thanking them for their “long service”.

She said: “I would like to extend my thanks to both Cllr Say and Cllr Adje for their long service to our borough, and I wish them both well for the future.”

Liberal Democrat opposition leader Luke Cawley-Harrison said: “People in Tottenham, who will be voting in their third and fourth by-elections in a matter of months, have been taken for granted by the Labour Party for too long.

“In contrast, local Liberal Democrats will be putting forward strong local champions in South Tottenham and White Hart Lane, and will be fighting for every vote.”

Candidate nominations must be received by next Thursday (September 7), and constituents must register to vote in the by-election by September 18.