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Luton South

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD LAB HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LAB

Labour

Gavin Shuker Votes 28,804 header_vote_share 62.4 Net percentage change in seats +18.2
Party

CON

Conservative

Dean Russell Votes 14,879 header_vote_share 32.3 Net percentage change in seats +1.6
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Andrew Strange Votes 1,056 header_vote_share 2.3 Net percentage change in seats -5.3
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Ujjawal Ub Votes 795 header_vote_share 1.7 Net percentage change in seats -10.4
Party

GRN

Green Party

Marc Scheimann Votes 439 header_vote_share 1.0 Net percentage change in seats -2.0
Party

IND

Independent

Abid Ali Votes 160 header_vote_share 0.3 Net percentage change in seats +0.3

Turnout and LAB majority

LAB majority

13,925

Turnout

70.3%

Vote share

Party %
Labour 62.4
Conservative 32.3
Liberal Democrat 2.3
UKIP 1.7
Green Party 1.0
Independent 0.3

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+18.2
Conservative
+1.6
Independent
+0.3
Green Party
-2.0
Liberal Democrat
-5.3
UKIP
-10.4

Latest updates

Assurances sought over cladding plans for Luton tower blocks

The Labour MP for Luton South, Gavin Shuker, has written to Luton Borough Council over plans to put cladding on tower blocks in the town.

It follows the devastating fire which has destroyed a high rise block in London and killed at least 17 people yesterday.

Grenfell Tower in North Kensington had cladding added to the exterior during a recent refurbishment programme.

The Labour councillor in charge of housing at Luton Borough Council, Tom Shaw, has told the BBC that the cladding they planned to use is A-rated in terms of fire risk.

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Gavin Shuker: 'We fought a spirited campaign'

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Labour's Gavin Shuker, who held his seat in Luton South, has been talking about the "incredible move" to go from a majority of 5,000 to nearly 14,000.

"I have to say six weeks ago when Theresa May first called this election there was a very real possibility that we might lose but we fought a spirited campaign here and people have rewarded it," he said.

Gavin Shuker
Labour Party

What happened to Labour overnight in Bedfordshire?

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Labour increased its share of the vote across many parts of Bedfordshire and its leader Jeremy Corbyn is now calling for the party to form a minority administration.

Labour's Gavin Shuker held Luton South with an 18.2% boost to his support giving him an overall 62.4% share of the vote, while Dean Russell increase the Tory share by 1.6% both at the cost of UKIP and other minority parties.

In Luton North Kelvin Hopkins also saw a rise of 11.6% in his vote to give an overall showing of 63.8% while Caroline Kerswell boosted the Conservatives by 3.1%. Both benefited from UKIP not fielding a candidate.

Bedfordshire South West is safe territory for the Conservatives with Andrew Selous polling 59.2% of the vote with a 4.3% boost. Labour's Daniel Scott put up a good fight, increasing his share by 13.5% in a constituency where UKIP was again absent.

In Mid-Bedfordshire Nadine Dorries was triumphant with a 5.6% increase in her vote to give her a 61.7% share. Labour were left trailing despite a 12.6% boost, again with no UKIP candidate to upset them.

Luton South: Labour hold

Election graphic
BBC

Result in: Labour holds Luton South

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

It was thought the Luton South seat could swing back to the Tories, but Labour's Gavin Shuker has held onto it with 28,804 votes.

That's 10,144 more than in the 2015 election, with the turnout up 5.87%.

Gavin Shuker
BBC

Here's the breakdown:

Gavin Shuker: (Lab) 28,804

Dean Russell: (Con) 14,879

Andrew Strange: (LD) 1,056

Ujjawal Ub: (UKIP) 795

Marc Scheimann: (Green) 439

Abid Ali: (Ind) 160

BreakingLabour holds Luton South

Gavin Shuker (Lab) holds Luton South with 28,804 votes.

Food glorious food

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Food is always popular on election night, and it seems like cake is the sweet treat of choice in Milton Keynes.

Green cake
BBC

Whereas in Luton a Little Mix lunchbox is the receptacle of choice for Look East cameraman Andy Meeson.

Andy Meeson and a lunchbox
BBC

It's hello from Luton

Kate Bradbrook

BBC Look East

Tonight I'm at the Luton count covering Luton North and Luton South, which are both held by Labour.

All the ballot boxes are in and counting is under way.

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Luton South: Constituency profile

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

There are rumours this seat could be one to watch, with Luton born and bred MP Gavin Shuker reported to be at risk of not holding on to his seat.

Gavin Shuker
Labour Party

The Tories certainly think they have a chance with Luton South at number 64 on their list of targeted seats with their candidate Dean Russell having stood (and finished second) in 2015 in Luton North.

Mind you, Mr Shuker is used to the battle, having beaten 12 candidates to hold the seat in 2010, and then extending his majority in 2015 to 5,711.

If there’s a change in the town, it’ll be the first one since New Labour came to power in 1997, with a Lib Dem, a Green, a UKIP and an Independent also standing against Mr Shuker.

LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Gavin Shuker
, have the following results:
  • 18,660 total votes taken.
  • 44.2% share of the total vote
  • +9.3% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Katie Redmond
, have the following results:
  • 12,949 total votes taken.
  • 30.7% share of the total vote
  • +1.3% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Yasin Rehman
, have the following results:
  • 5,129 total votes taken.
  • 12.1% share of the total vote
  • +9.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Ashuk Ahmed
, have the following results:
  • 3,183 total votes taken.
  • 7.5% share of the total vote
  • -15.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Simon Hall
, have the following results:
  • 1,237 total votes taken.
  • 2.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Attiq Malik
, have the following results:
  • 900 total votes taken.
  • 2.1% share of the total vote
  • +2.1% change in share of the votes
Liberty GB
, with candidate Paul Weston
, have the following results:
  • 158 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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