Vote counting at Alexandra Palace is running behind schedule following an earlier power failure.

The Haringey venue, where counting was due to start at 8am, suffered a 16 minute power failure from 7.58am until 8.08am.

Following the power cut the electronic counting machines each had to be re-booted.

Two are now up and running but the other two are still being reset.

Organisers are hoping that the count will be back on schedule by about 1pm as they made the most of the down time by doing tasks that would normally be done later in the day, such as organising ballot papers.

Votes from yesterday’s election for London Mayor and London Assembly members are being counted at Alexandra Palace and the results are expected later today.