Local elections take place across the country today, with polling stations open in Haringey from 7am to 10pm.

The Liberal Democrats will once again be looking to wrestle control of the north London council from Labour, who have been in power since 1971.

The Conservatives meanwhile are looking to secure an elusive seat in one of their target wards in Tottenham, having failed to win a place on the authority since 1994.

UKIP are hoping to have done enough to convince the borough's population they are not the racist party that Tottenham MP David Lammy labelled them earlier this week.

Nigel Farage's party has fielded a record eight candidates and is understood to be hopeful of springing a shock result in Crouch End and Woodside wards. 

And the Green Party, Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) and a number of independent candidates will also be looking to make an impression at the polls.

You can follow all the action from the count at Alexandra Palace throughout the night via our live online blog at www.haringeyindependent.co.uk.

Plus, you can see ward-by-ward results and look at how they affect the political make-up of the borough via the Elections 2014 section of the website.

You can also get news, views, pictures and reaction on Twitter by following @AimeHaringey and @TimesChewit1987 using the hashtag #HaringeyCount.