Luton Borough Council elections

Luton is a unitary authority in Bedfordshire, England. Until 1 April 1997 it was a non-metropolitan district.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1][2]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Labour 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1991
Labour 1991-1997

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Labour 1996-2003
No overall control 2003-2007
Labour 2007–present

Council elections

Non-metropolitan district elections

  • 1973 Luton Borough Council election
  • 1976 Luton Borough Council election (New ward boundaries)[3]
  • 1979 Luton Borough Council election
  • 1983 Luton Borough Council election
  • 1987 Luton Borough Council election
  • 1991 Luton Borough Council election (Borough boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same)[4]
  • 1995 Luton Borough Council election

Unitary authority elections

By-election results

Wigmore Ward, 10 April 2013[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Skepelhorn 982 46.8
Labour James Taylor 517 24.6
Conservative John Young 281 13.4
UKIP Lance Richardson 230 11.0
Independent John Magill 62 3.0
Green Marc Scheimann 27 1.3
Majority 465
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Vacancy arose from the death of Roy Davies (Liberal Democrat).

Farley Ward, 13 March 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Castleman 1,232 72.5 +17.6
UKIP Charles Lawman 226 13.3 +5.6
Conservative David Coulter 154 9.1 -8.9
Liberal Democrat Anne Mead 46 2.7 -7.7
Green Marc Scheimann 41 2.4 +2.4
Majority 1006
Labour hold Swing

The vacancy was caused by the resignation of Labour Cllr Robin Harris.

High Town by-election, 30 June 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maahwish Mirza 505 39.6 -11.8
Green Lyn Bliss 274 21.4 +4.7
Liberal Democrat Clive Mead 181 14.2 N/A
Conservative Sue Garrett 141 11.0 -20.9
Independent John French 102 8.0 N/A
UKIP Grace Froggatt 69 5.4 N/A
Labour hold Swing -8.3

See also


  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Luton". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  3. ^ - The Borough of Luton (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ - The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1989. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ - The Borough of Luton (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Wigmore by-election results 2013". Luton Borough Council. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Farley, 2014". 14 March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
2011 Luton Borough Council election

The 2011 Luton Borough Council election for the whole of Luton Borough Council (a unitary authority) was held on 5 May 2011. The Labour Party strengthened its control of the council, mainly at the expense of the Liberal Democrats, winning three-quarters of the seats (albeit with less than half of the votes cast). The Liberal Democrats were marginally outvoted by the Conservatives (see table, below) but won twice as many seats, probably due to not putting up candidates for all available seats (only Labour and the Conservatives had the maximum number of candidates).

2015 Luton Borough Council election

The 2015 Luton Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of the Luton Borough Council in England. It was held on the same day as other local elections.

Luton Borough Council

Luton Borough Council is the local authority of Luton in Bedfordshire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It is a member of the East of England Local Government Association.

It is made up of councillors from the 19 wards that split up the town. The current leaders of the council, Hazel Simmons, is in the Labour Party.

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