The results for this year's local election are in and once again it was Labour that came out on top.

Of the 70 seats up for election, 41 went to Labour and 29 went to the Conservatives

But despite the loss, leader of the opposition, Tim Pollard, said there were some bright spots for the Conservatives.

"You're in it to win it, so you're always disappointed if you don't win power," he said.

"I'm not entirely surprised though, considering the national political situation in London with the Conservatives being held responsible for Brexit."

Looking on the bright side, Mr Pollard was pleased with victories in two wards in particular.

"I think that Labour was absolutely convinced that they would make big win," he said.

"But they didn't win Shirley North and we got a councillor into Addiscombe East, which I thought was a big victory."

This was the first local election since Croydon’s ward boundaries were changed following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

But as some things change, others stay exactly the same as neither party lost a current councillor that was up for a seat.

The trend of the north-south divide also continued as south of the Woodside to Waddon borderline, only Addiscombe East (which was split) and New Addington North and South wards will be under Tory control

Similarly, all wards above that threshold, will be under Labour control.

Mr Pollard said this divide was nobody's fault.

"It means that even though a Labour council can be elected, you can have the southern half loathing you," he said.

"But exactly the same thing can happen with a Conservative run council.

"I just hope that from now on we get less of a one half of the town does this and the other half does that type mentality."