Luton Borough Council elections

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Elections for all 48 councillors for Luton Borough Council (a unitary authority) are held in every 4th year.

Wards[edit]

In 2007 and 2011, 19 electoral wards returned two or three councillors each. The wards are: Barnfield, Biscot, Bramingham, Challney, Crawley, Dallow, Farley, High Town, Icknield, Leagrave, Lewsey, Limbury, Northwell, Round Green, Saints, South, Stopsley, Sundon Park and Wigmore.

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council in 1996, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1996 - 1999
Labour 1999 - 2003
No Overall Control 2003 - 2007
Labour 2007–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Wigmore Ward, 10 April 2013[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Michael SKEPELHORN 982 47
Labour James TAYLOR 517 24
Conservative John YOUNG 281 13
UKIP Lance Andrew RICHARDSON 230 11
Independent John Turner MAGILL 62 3
Green Marc SCHEIMANN 27 1
Majority 465
Turnout
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

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

Farley Ward, 13 March 2014[3]
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
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luton". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wigmore by-election results 2013". Luton Borough Council. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Farley, 2014". EnglishElections.org.uk. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.