A document left lying around in Haringey Council offices reveals Labour believes it could lose the next election.

Analysis done by the leading Labour group after their narrow win in Seven Sisters last week predicts a win for the Liberal Democrats in a 2010 borough election.

These figures were drawn up after the public scandal surrounding the death of Baby P and the resignation of two Labour councillors from their cabinet posts.

The embarrassing information was inadvertently left lying around the council offices this week by a member of the Labour Party staff.

The five-page document, seen by the Independent, has been classed as just "doodling" by the party.

However, using the 12.5 per cent swing away from Labour in last week's Seven Sister's by-election, the figures reveal Haringey could have a Liberal Democrat council in power as early as next year.

The borough's main opposition party could have 33 councillors in power rather than their current 25.

Liberal Democrat Councillor, Richard Wilson, said: "This document shows what a disaster for Haringey Labour the Seven Sisters by-election was.

"If the swing from Labour to the Liberal Democrats was repeated in the 2010 local elections, eight sitting Labour councillors would lose their seats and we would win control of the council."

The analysis predicts the Lib Dems would win more councillors in the current split wards Bounds Green, Harringay, Noel Park and Woodside.

If the party was to take Noel Park this would mean current mayor Alan Dobbie would lose his seat.

Mr Wilson added: "Labour are clearly running scared, but we will not be complacent and will fight for every vote to oust this increasingly unpopular Labour Council and put Haringey on the road to recovery."

A Labour spokesman said he was not surprised by the predictions but they mean nothing.

He said: "It is by absolutely no means a scientific thing. But it didn't throw up any surprises as everyone knows the battle lines drawn down the middle of the borough.

"This was just a bit of fun. The general election is likely to be in 2010 so you just don't know how it's going to turn out."

The borough currently has 57 councillors with 32 Labour members.