07/05/2021 - High Town and Round Green election results
Results from the two Luton by-elections have now been declared.
The results of the High Town by-election have now been counted and the results published.
Ali Umme (Labour Party) has been elected as a councillor for the High Town ward.
- Ali, Ume - Labour Party - 717 votes
- Bliss, Lyn - Green Party - 202 votes
- Keaney, Markus Communist Party of Britain - 36 votes
- Khan, Shakaina - Conservative Party - 327 votes
- Marshall, Nigel John - Liberal Democrat Focus Team - 202 votes
The overall turnout was 23 per cent.
The number of verified votes cast was 1,499.
The results of the Round Green by-election have now been counted and the results published.
Steve Barry Moore (Liberal Democrat Focus Team) has been elected as a councillor for Round Green ward.
- Begum, Fatima - Labour Party - 910 votes
- Cullinane, James Edward - Green Party - 173 votes
- Moore, Steve Barry - Liberal Democrat Focus Team - 1,041 votes
- Scheimann, Marc - Independent - 60 votes
- Turner, Phil - Conservative Party - 520 votes
The overall turnout was 31.4 per cent.
The number of verified votes cast was 2729.
The final count took place at Inspire Sports Centre and concluded at 12.30pm, Friday 7 May.
Robin Porter, Chief Returning Officer for Luton said: "The coronavirus pandemic has created significant challenges for these local by-elections. Since the announcement of the election date the council’s election team has made voter safety its number one priority.
Residents have been encouraged to consider voting by post and we have seen a significant increase in the numbers of people choosing to vote in this way.
"Many people have worked tremendously hard, not just in the last two days, and am I pleased to say that, despite the challenges, this has been another successful day for democracy in Luton."