Lib Dem deputy leader resigns from Haringey Council
Liberal Democrat councillor Wayne Hoban is stepping down from Haringey Council, with immediate effect. In a resignation letter to the council s chief executive, he says he has moved with his family outside London and closer to his place of work. In the
Liberal Democrat councillor Wayne Hoban is stepping down from Haringey Council, with immediate effect. In a resignation letter to the council's chief executive, he says he has moved with his family outside London and closer to his place of work.
In the letter, he thanks the residents of Alexandra Ward and his Liberal Democrat colleagues for "six wonderful years as their local representative" but says that his decision to move to Worthing leaves him "unable to provide the time needed to carry out the duties of local councillor."
In his resignation letter Mr Hobin writes:
''It is with great regret that I write to inform you of my resignation as an Alexandra ward councillor, with immediate effect.
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''I have recently been offered a new job outside of London and my family and I have taken the hard decision to move out of Haringey. Due to this major change in my situation I feel that I am unable to provide the time needed to carry out the duties of local councillor.
''I have had the privilege of being the deputy leader of a vibrant and committed group and the honour working with some fantastic Liberal Democrat colleagues.''
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Hornsey and Wood Green's Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone said: "It's been a real pleasure working with Wayne for so long - he was here from the very beginning and we owe him so much. We all wish Wayne and his family all the best for the future."
The leader of the Lib Dems group on the council, 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. As Deputy Leader of the group he was instrumental in the Liberal Democrats success in 2006 and fought hard as the parliamentary candidate in Tottenham.
"He is a prime example of a hard working, diligent and determined Liberal Democrat campaigner who has persistently highlighted the failures and mistakes of Haringey's Labour administration and we have all learnt from him. We have all hugely enjoyed working with him."
Fellow Alexandra ward councillor Susan Oatway, added: "He will be very much missed by the whole of the Liberal Democrat Group - as a friend and as a Liberal Democrat colleague. He has left an amazing legacy ready for the Liberal Democrats to take the council at the next election.