Luton Borough Council
Sameera Saleem, Labour
since 17 May 2022
Hazel Simmons, Labour
since 22 May 2007
Length of term
|7 May 2019|
|2 May 2023|
|Town Hall, George Street, Luton, LU1 2BQ|
Luton Borough Council (also known as LBC, or Luton Council) 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 that the town is divided into. The current leader of the council, Hazel Simmons, is in the Labour Party.
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, on 1 April 1997 Luton became a unitary authority area.
See also: Luton Borough Council elections
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The borough is divided into 19 wards:
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.