Labour are celebrating regaining power in Harrow after Friday's election count.

The party fought back after losing power and nine councillors in May last year when the rebels sided with the Conservatives in opposing the election of David Perry as Labour leader at the annual AGM.

With a turnout of 41 per cent, here are the final results:

  • Labour: 34 seats with 40% of the vote
  • Conservative: 26 seats with 41% of the vote
  • Independent: 2 seats with 2% of the vote
  • Liberal Democrat: 1 seat with 6% of the vote
  • Independent Labour Group: 0 seats with 8% of the vote
  • UK Independence Party (UKIP): 0 seats with 2% of the vote
  • Green Party: 0 seats with 1% of the vote.

Stanley Sheinwald, the authority’s only UKIP councillor, was voted out and so the only other differing political faces in the council chamber will be Liberal Democrat Chris Noyce, who retained his seat, and independents James Bond and Georgia Weston – both elected in the Headstone North ward.

Ms Weston spoke to getwestlondon after being elected. Listen below.

 

Labour's retiring councillor Navin Shah, who once led the authority, said: "Justice has been done.

"Last year Labour’s control of council was snatched away by the Tories and the breakaway group but people of Harrow have served justice by handing the control back to Labour.

"It is now time to start with a clean slate and work hard to help people of Harrow."

Mr Shah will now concentrate on representing Harrow and Brent in the London Assembly.

The Independent Labour group Tweeted after the results: "Thanks to everyone for the support we have received, we have worked hard and fought valiantly with the little we had."

Labour us expected to announce its new cabinet committee membership on June 7 following its AGM.

Twenty-five of the 63 councillors are new.