Labour maintained control of Haringey Council - but lost seats to the Liberal Democrat party.

After today's count at Alexandra Palace, Labour now have 42 seats and the Liberal Democrats 15.

This is down from 49 out of 57 seats, which Labour had held since the 2014 local elections.

Counting began at 10am this morning - with a voter turnout of just 39 per cent, less than a one per cent increase from 2014.

Alexandra ward saw the highest turnout at 55 per cent, with Northumberland Park the lowest at 30 per cent.

The borough saw a divide between east and west, with the Liberal Democrats making key gains in all five wards in the west.

The Liberal Democrats gained key seats from Labour in the Alexandra and Crouch End wards.

Fortis Green was the first Liberal Democrat hold, followed by Highgate and Muswell Hill.

Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, deputy leader of the Labour group, received 1,988 votes in Bruce Grove with other Labour candidates Felicia Opuko and Matthew White also victorious in the ward.

Haringey has been in the spotlight over the past few months as earlier this year the leader of the Labour Council Claire Kober resigned.

There is speculation as to whether or not the leader's resignation had caused the loss of seats to the Liberal Democrats.

Cllr Ejiofor said an “aggressive, anti-Labour media campaign” had damaged the party’s performance.

But he conceded a recent anti-Semitism controversy had also rocked confidence.

In his speech Mr Ejiofor added: “The media will paint Haringey as a Corbyn council and we can’t stop that.

"However over the next four years it will be down to us to show everybody what this mythical beast, the Corbyn council, actually does - it builds council houses, it feeds schoolchildren, it believes in fair taxation.

"It delivers council services directly, it does its bit to protect the environment, it listens to its residents, it cares for the elderly, it invests in its young people.”