Luton Borough Council
Luton Council
Luton Borough Council's logo since 2016[1]
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor
Sameera Saleem, Labour
since 17 May 2022
Leader
Hazel Simmons, Labour
since 22 May 2007
Chief executive
Robin Porter
Structure
Seats48 councillors[2]
Political groups
Administration (33)
  Labour (33)
Other parties (15)
  Liberal Democrats (12)
  Conservative (3)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Last election
7 May 2019
Next election
2 May 2023
Meeting place
Luton Town Hall
Town Hall, George Street, Luton, LU1 2BQ
Website
www.luton.gov.uk Edit this at Wikidata

Luton Borough Council (also known as LBC,[3][4] or Luton Council[5][6]) is the local authority of Luton, 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[7] that the town is divided into. The current leader of the council, Hazel Simmons, is in the Labour Party.[8]

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 elections

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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NHS

In July 2017 it decided to merge its health commissioning budget with the local Clinical Commissioning Group, establishing an integrated commissioning committee. It is one of the first areas which the NHS has designated an Accountable care system.[13]

Arms

Coat of arms of Luton Borough Council
Notes
Originally granted on 25 July 1876, transferred by order in council on 21 May 1974.
Crest
On a wreath of the colours upon a mount Vert a cubit Arm in bend vested Azure cuff Argent the hand proper holding seven ears of wheat Or.[14]
Escutcheon
Quarterly Gules and Azure on a cross Argent between a garb in the first quarter a bee-hive in the second a rose slipped and leaved in the third and a thistle also slipped and leaved in the fourth all Prroper a bee volant of the last.

See also

References

  1. ^ "A fresh and modern brand for Luton" (PDF). luton.gov.uk. Luton Council.
  2. ^ "Open Council Data UK - compositions councillors parties wards elections".
  3. ^ "London Luton Airport - Ownership Profiles". www.london-luton.co.uk. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Luton Borough Council - Log in". myaccount.luton.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  5. ^ "@lutoncouncil". Twitter. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Luton Borough Council - Luton Council". www.luton.gov.uk. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Luton Council Website - Election Maps".
  8. ^ "CMIS > Councillors". democracy.luton.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  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".
  13. ^ "CCG and council to merge commissioning budgets". Health Service Journal. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  14. ^ "East of England Region". Civic Heraldry of England. Retrieved 9 March 2021.