A Labour councillor has been thrown off Luton Borough Council because she has failed to turn up, it has been announced today.

Labour councillor Michelle Kiansumba hasn’t attended a meeting for more than six months. Under Council rules this means that she is automatically removed from her post.

There will now be a by-election in South Ward which she used to represent. The election of a new councillor is likely to take place at the same time as the General Election, although this has not yet been confirmed.

More details can be found in the local press.