A Haringey councillor is stepping down after six years to spend more time with his family.

Liberal Democrat councillor Wayne Hoban, who represented the Alexandra Ward, said in a letter to the council's Chief Executive he had taken the "hard' decision" to move his family outside London.

He thanked the residents of Alexandra ward and his Liberal Democrat colleagues for "six wonderful years" as their local representative but said the move to Worthing leaves him unable to provide the time needed to carry out the duties of a local councillor.

Leader of Haringey Liberal Democrats, Robert Gorrie, said: "I'm extremely sorry to lose Wayne from the council. He has worked tirelessly with his colleagues for the people of Alexandra Ward and Haringey during the past six years.

"He is a prime example of a hard working, diligent and determined Liberal Democrat campaigner and we have all hugely enjoyed working with him."

Fellow Alexandra councillor Susan Oatway said: "He will be very much missed by the whole of the Liberal Democrat Group - as a friend and as a colleague and he has left an amazing legacy ready for the Liberal Democrats to take the council at the next election."