Luton Borough Council
Luton Borough Council's logo since 2016[1]
Mayor of Luton
Cllr Mahmood Hussain, Labour
since 18 May 2021
Leader of the Council
Hazel Simmons MBE, Labour
since 22 May 2007
Deputy Leader
Sian Julie Timoney, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
David Franks, Liberal Democrats
Chief executive
Robin Porter
Seats48 councillors[2]
Political groups
Administration (33)
  Labour (33)
Other parties (15)
  Liberal Democrats (12)
  Conservative (3)
Length of term
4 years
Last election
7 May 2019
Next election
2 May 2023
Meeting place
Luton Town Hall
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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]


Main article: Council elections in Luton


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.[9]


Coat of arms of Luton Borough Council
Originally granted on 25th July 1876, transferred by order in council on 21st May 1974.
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.[10]
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


  1. ^ "A fresh and modern brand for Luton" (PDF). Luton Council.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "London Luton Airport - Ownership Profiles". Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Luton Borough Council - Log in". Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  5. ^ "@lutoncouncil". Twitter. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Luton Borough Council - Luton Council". 22 March 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Luton Council Website - Election Maps".
  8. ^ "CMIS > Councillors". Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  9. ^ "CCG and council to merge commissioning budgets". Health Service Journal. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  10. ^ "East of England Region". Civic Heraldry of England. Retrieved 9 March 2021.