Labour have retaken control of Harrow Council after a turbulent year.

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Voted in by residents in 2010, they lost power last year after 9 councillors broke away.

The Independent Labour Group was then formed, running the council until September, when the Tories seized control.

But Labour regained the confidence of the electorate today.

Speaking to getwestlondon, Labour's new leader of the council David Perry said: "We are over the moon.

"We have put a lot of hard work in, all across Harrow. There has been a lot of negativity over the past few months, but we kept the moral highground.

"The Labour Group have moved on from the past year. There are lots of challenges ahead, but we are ready."

The breakaway Labour councillors failed to win a single seat.

Outgoing council leader Susan Hall (Conservative) said: "I'm devastated.

"We have so much to be proud of in the past eight months. Cleaner, Safer and Fairer will always be our mantra because we believe that is what the people of Harrow want.

"The residents of Harrow can be assured I will hold Labour and David Perry to account on every decision."