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Borough of Luton
Luton Town Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1598630.jpg
Luton Hoo - panoramio.jpg
St Mary
London Luton Airport - geograph.org.uk - 1446381.jpg
Kenilworth Stand at Kenilworth Road, 2006.jpg
Top to bottom, left to right: Luton Town Hall, Luton Hoo, St Mary's Church, Luton Airport and Luton Town's stadium Kenilworth Road
Motto(s): 
Scientiæ et labori detur (Latin)[1][2]
"May it be given to skill and industry"[3]
Luton shown within Bedfordshire
Luton shown within Bedfordshire
Borough of Luton is located in England
Borough of Luton
Borough of Luton
Location within England
Coordinates: 51°52′42″N 00°24′53″W / 51.87833°N 0.41472°W / 51.87833; -0.41472Coordinates: 51°52′42″N 00°24′53″W / 51.87833°N 0.41472°W / 51.87833; -0.41472
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country England
RegionEast of England
Ceremonial countyBedfordshire
Settlementc. 6th century
Borough1876
Unitary authority1997
Administrative HQLuton Town Hall
Government
 • TypeUnitary authority
 • BodyLuton Borough Council
 • ExecutiveLabour
 • MayorMahmood Hussain
 • MPsSarah Owen (Labour)
Rachel Hopkins (Labour)
Area
 • Total16.74 sq mi (43.35 km2)
 • Rank275th
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)[5]
 • Total213,052
 • Rank84th
 • Density12,790/sq mi (4,939/km2)
Demonym(s)Lutonian
Ethnicity
 • White54.6%
 • Asian29.9%
 • Black9.8%
 • Mixed race4.2%
 • Other1.5%
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcode Area
Dialling code01582
ISO 3166 codeGB-LUT
International airportLondon Luton Airport (LTN)
Railway stationsLuton (B)
Luton Airport Parkway (D)
Leagrave (D)
OS grid referenceTL0896521763
GSS codeE06000032
ONS code00KA
NUTS 3UKH21
FIPS 10-4UKI1
Websitewww.luton.gov.uk Edit this at Wikidata

The Borough of Luton is a unitary authority area with borough status in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, England. Its council is based in Luton, its namesake and principal settlement. The borough contains most of one large urban area, the 31st largest in the United Kingdom the Luton/Dunstable Urban Area. This urban area (which includes the adjacent towns of Dunstable and Houghton Regis) had a population at the 2011 census of 258,018.[7]

There are 48 councillors on Luton Borough Council, representing 19 wards. The Council is controlled by the Labour group, who have 36 Local Councillors compared to the Liberal Democrats with eight seats and the Conservative Party with four.[8] In mid-2019, the district had an estimated population of 213,052 (mid-2019 est.)[5]

Formation

On 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the pre-existing county borough was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan district with the same boundaries as the county borough,[9][10] on 1 April 1997 Luton became a unitary authority area.[11]

Council and cabinet

See also: Luton Borough Council and 2019 Luton Borough Council election

2019 Luton Borough Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 32 0 3 Decrease3 66.7 56.7 55,649
  Liberal Democrats 12 4 0 Increase4 25.0 17.2 16,944
  Conservative 4 0 1 Decrease 1 8.3 19.2 18,897
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.9 3,796
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.5 1,440
  Best4Luton 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.1 1,057
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 445


Wards

The borough is divided into 19 wards:[12]

Sundon ParkNorthwellBraminghamLimburyIcknieldBarnfieldStopsleyLeagraveLewseyChallneySaintsBiscotHigh TownRound GreenCrawleyWigmoreSouthFarleyDallowMap of Luton divided into its 19 wards
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See also

References

  1. ^ Relief of Luton's coat of arms and motto on the gate of Wardown Park
  2. ^ "Luton - Coat of arms (crest) of Luton". Heraldry-wiki.com.
  3. ^ Luton: Straw Hat Boom Town (PDF). Luton Cultural Services Trust. 2011. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2019. The aspiration contained in its motto: Scientiae et labori detur (May it be given to skill and industry)
  4. ^ Leadership=Mayor & Cabinet
  5. ^ a b "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2019". Office for National Statistics. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  6. ^ Office for National Statistics, Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk
  7. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Luton Built-up area (E34004983)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  8. ^ "06/04/11 - 2011 Local election results". Archived from the original on 9 May 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  9. ^ "The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972". Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  10. ^ "The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Names) Order 1973". Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  11. ^ "The Bedfordshire (Borough of Luton) (Structural Change) Order 1995". Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  12. ^ "Luton Council Website - Election Maps".