The Liberal Democrats have held the Barnfield seat in the by-election, it was announced last night.
Clive Mead was elected to represent the Barnfield ward, winning 37.7 per cent of the votes.
Labour candidate Francis Steer followed closely behind with 35.6 per cent of the votes.
The Luton Lib Dems tweeted: “Clive Mead has been elected as Barnfield’s new Councillor, following Alan Skepelhorn’s win in Wigmore. Another excellent WIN against Labour.”
Clive Mead replaces Lib Dem Martin Pantling who stepped down from the seat earlier this year.
The Labour party had been confident earlier in the day, with Labour councillor Amy O’Callaghan tweeting: “What a beautiful day to win a by-election.”
Conservative and Unionist candidate Geoff Simons scored 22.2 per cent of the vote and Green Party candidate Simon Hall won 3.5 per cent of votes.
In total 1769 people voted in the by-election.