Slough Borough Council election, 2010

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An election for the Borough Council in Slough, England, was held on 6 May 2010.[1] This was the 124th Slough general local authority election (including both whole council elections and elections by thirds) since Slough became a local government unit in 1863.[2]

The regular 2010 election was to fill thirteen seats, one from each ward except Colnbrook with Poyle, for the 2010–2014 term. These thirteen seats were last contested in the Council election of 2006.

The remaining twenty-seven Slough Councillors will continue in office, for seats which will be next contested in 2011 or 2012.

Recent political history of Slough[edit]

Between 2004 and 2008, Slough council had no party in overall control. A coalition of the Britwellian, Independent, Liberal and Liberal Democrats Group (BILLD) and the Conservative Group formed a joint administration. In the 2008-2010 period the Labour Group had a majority and was in control of the council.

The BILLD Group is itself a local coalition, containing members from four parties or groups of independents. The organisations represented in the group, as at April 2010, were the Slough Liberal Democrats, the Slough Liberals, the Independent Britwellian Residents and Independents from Wexham Lea ward. The existing members of the Group have an electoral pact for the 2010 election, continuing electoral arrangements which started with the Slough Council election, 2001.

The Slough Party and a number of Independents, not affiliated with any of the three existing council groups, are also contesting the 2010 election.

At the time of the 2008 election there were twenty councillors each supporting the joint administration and the Labour opposition, with one vacancy. After the election count Labour secured four net gains, to give the party a 23:18 margin and a majority of five for the start of the 2008-2009 municipal year.

Shortly after the 2008 election, following some rapid defections and re-defections (see Slough Council election, 2008 for additional details), a newly re-elected Labour Councillor (Pervez Choudhry who represents Central Ward) joined the Conservative Group. As a result the Labour majority fell to three.

For the 2010-2011 municipal year, Councillor Choudhry was named as the Conservative group leader. The former Tory leader (Derek Cryer representing Langley St Mary's ward) left the Conservative council group, but remained a member of the Conservative Party.

Party Total Seats April 2010 Seats Up 2010 Seats Up 2011 Seats Up 2012 Candidates May 2010
Labour 22 8 8 6 13
Conservative 6 - 2 4 12
* Liberal Democrats 3 1 1 1 4
* Independent (BILLD 3 1 1 1 1
Independent (Non BILLD) - - - - 7
* Independent Britwellian Residents 3 1 1 1 1
* Liberal 3 1 1 1 1
The Slough Party - - - - 2
Independent Conservative 1 1 - - -
Total 41 13 14 14 41

Election result 2010[edit]

The plus/minus figure is the change in votes percentage from the Slough Council election, 2008.

Slough Local Election Result 2010
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 2 2 - +2 15.38 32.48 15,968 +6.65%
  Labour 10 2 - +2 76.92 45.87 22,550 +0.27%
  Liberal Democrat 1 - - - 7.69 7.89 3,877 -4.10%
  Independent - - - - - 4.93 2,426 +1.13%
  The Slough Party - - - - - 2.70 1,329 -1.28%
  Liberal - - 1 -1 - 2.11 1,038 -0.81%
  Britwellian - - 1 -1 - 2.07 1,018 -0.29%
  Independent - - 1 -1 - 1.95 960 +0.05%
  Independent Conservative - - 1 -1 - - - -

Total valid votes: 49,166 Total spoilt votes: 509 Slough BC turnout:

New Council by group: Labour 24, BILLD 9 (Liberal Democrats 3, Independent 2, Independent Britwellian Residents 2, Liberal 2), Conservative 8. Total 41.

Labour majority: 7.

Summary of Election results by party from 2004[edit]

Election Results 2004-2010
Party 2004 2006 2007 2008 2010
Conservative 9 1 (5) 3 (7) 3 (6) 2 (8)
Labour 15 8 (18) 7 (19) 8 (23) 10 (24)
Liberal Democrat 6 1 (5) 1 (4) 1 (3) 1 (3)
Others 11 3 (13) 3 (11) 3 (9) 0 (6)
Total Seats 41 13 (41) 14 (41) 15 (41) 13 (41)

Note: The 2004 election was for the whole Council. Other elections are for a third of the Council. For them the overall totals, after the election, are given in brackets.

List of Councillors whose terms expired in 2010[edit]

Ward Party Elected Incumbent Cand.? Re-elected?
Baylis & Stoke Labour 2006 Azhar Qureshi Yes Yes
Britwell Ind. Britwellian Res. 2006 John Joseph Finn * Yes No
Central Labour 2006 Shafiq Ahmed Chaudhry Yes Yes
Chalvey Labour 2006 Mohammed Rasib Yes Yes
Cippenham Green Labour 2002 James Charles Robert Swindlehurst Yes Yes
Cippenham Meadows Labour 2004 Nimrit Chohan Yes Yes
Farnham Labour 2002 Sukhjit Kaur Dhaliwal Yes Yes
Foxborough Liberal Democrats 2004 Robert Clive Plimmer * Yes Yes
Haymill Liberal 2004 Brian Graham Lacey Hewitt * Yes No
Kedermister Labour 2002 Christine Rita Small Yes Yes
Langley St Mary's Independent Conservative 2000 Derek Ernest Cryer No N/A
Upton Labour 2006 Balvinder Singh Bains Yes Yes
Wexham Lea Independent 2004 Mohammed Latif Khan * No N/A
  • * Member of the Britwellian, Independent, Liberal and Liberal Democrats Group (BILLD)

Ward results[edit]

Candidates nominated for the 2010 election are named in this section, using the version of their name to be used on the ballot paper.

A candidate who was an incumbent Councillor for the ward being contested has an * following their name.

Figures for the total published electorate are given, at 1 March 2010.[3] The number given is derived from the full register, not the edited register available to the general public. The spoilt votes and turnout figures were taken from the Slough Council website.

The change columns record alterations from the previous local election results.

Swing figures are only calculated when the same two parties shared the first two places in both the 2007 and 2008 elections. The swing given is two party or Butler swing, ignoring votes for other candidates. Swing is not calculated for Central Ward, for the same reasons why changes are not calculated. Contrary to the usual convention a positive swing figure is towards Labour and a negative swing towards Conservative (or other party as specified in the result).

Total eligible electorate for the Borough (including Colnbrook with Poyle): 88,967

Baylis and Stoke (2010: Labour hold)[edit]

Baylis and Stoke
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Azhar Qureshi * 2,071 49.25 -4.37
Liberal Democrat Rashad Butt 1,082 25.73 -20.65
Conservative Meeta Dhaliwal 1,052 25.02 N/A
Majority 989 23.52 +16.27
Turnout 4,205 (+48 spoilt) 56.2 +18.34
Labour hold Swing
Registered electors 7,281

Britwell (2010: Labour gain from Independent Britwellian Residents)[edit]

Paul Janik is a former Independent Britwellian Residents Councillor for this ward, serving from 2003 to 2006.

Britwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pavitar Kaur Mann 1,320 40.94 +12.81
Britwellian John Finn * 1,018 31.58 -15.36
The Slough Party Paul Janik 886 27.48 +2.55
Majority 302 9.37 N/A
Turnout 3,224 (+67 spoilt) 43.5 +16.87
Labour gain from Britwellian Swing
Registered electors 5,958

Central (2008-2012 term: Labour gain from Conservative; 2008-2011 term: Labour gain from vacant)[edit]

As two seats were filled at the 2008 election, the bloc vote electoral system was used. Each elector was entitled to cast up to two votes. The candidate with most votes was elected to the four-year term and the one in second place was returned for three years.

Councillor Pervez Choudhry was an incumbent councillor for the Chalvey ward, at the time of the election. A.S. Dhaliwal had represented the ward from 2000 until the Slough Council election, 2004.

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shafiq Ahmed Chaudhry * 2659 63.3%
Conservative Muhammad Umar Majeed 1544 36.7%
Turnout 4203 55.8%
Registered electors 7,830

Chalvey (2010: Labour gain from Conservative)[edit]

Chalvey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Rasib * 1877 56.1%
Conservative Shabir Khan 1469 43.9%
Turnout 3346 49.4%
Registered electors 6,786

Cippenham Green (2010: Labour hold)[edit]

Cippenham Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Charles Robert Swindlehurst * 1631 42.9%
Conservative Maurice Arthur Stanmore 1528 40.2%
Independent Geoff Howard 523 13.7%
Independent Kevin Christopher McCabe 122 3.2%
Turnout 3804 62.1%
Registered electors 6,256

Cippenham Meadows (2010: Labour hold)[edit]

Cippenham Meadows
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nimrit Chohan * 1771 43.0%
Conservative Amrik Singh Sihra 1380 33.5%
Liberal Democrat Gary James Griffin 965 23.4%
Turnout 4116 60%
Registered electors 6,987

Colnbrook with Poyle (2008: Labour gain from Conservative)[edit]

This ward has no election in 2010. The total published electorate, at 1 March 2010, was 3,893.

Councillor Smith was, at the time of the 2008 election, the leader of the Conservative group on Slough Council.

Farnham (2010: Labour hold)[edit]

Councillor Anderson was the leader of the Labour group on Slough Council. Sumander Khan represented Central ward from 2004 to 2006.

Farnham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sukhjit Kaur Dhaliwal * 2154 58.4%
Conservative Sumander Khan 1093 29.6%
The Slough Party Tristan Nicholas Miles 443 12.0%
Turnout 3690 55.6%
Registered electors 6,652

Foxborough (2010: Liberal Democrats hold)[edit]

Foxborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Plimmer * 1249 37.4%
Labour Ted Plenty 1170 35.1%
Conservative Karanjit Singh Aulakh 919 27.5%
Turnout 3338 62.3%
Registered electors 5,341

Haymill (2010: Conservative gain from Liberal)[edit]

Haymill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anna Sylwia Wright * 1618 39.7%
Labour Martin Frank Carter 1420 34.8%
Liberal Brian Graham Lacey Hewitt 1038 25.5%
Turnout 4076 60.3%
Registered electors 6,840

Kedermister (2010: Labour hold)[edit]

Kedermister
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Rita Small * 1660 43.0%
Conservative Gurdeep Singh Grewal 1501 38.9%
Liberal Democrat Josephine Mary Hanney 581 15.0%
Independent Steven Clottey 119 3.1%
Turnout 3861 59.6%
Registered electors 6,557

Langley St Mary's (2010: Conservative hold)[edit]

Langley St Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frank Abe * 1647 46.3%
Labour Harjinder Kaur Minhas 1522 42.8%
Independent Angela Joyce Schofield 386 10.9%
Turnout 3555 64.8%
Registered electors 5,629

Upton (2010: Labour gain from Conservative)[edit]

Upton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Balvinder Singh Bains * 1449 40.2%
Conservative Wal Chahal 1390 38.5%
Independent Subhash Chandar Mohindra 404 11.2%
Independent Tom King 364 10.1%
Turnout 3607 62.6%
Registered electors

Wexham Lea (2010)[edit]

Wexham Lea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Sohal 1846 44.6%
Independent Sarfraz Khan 960 23.2%
Conservative Harjinder Singh Gahir 827 20.0%
Independent Ken Wright 508 12.3%
Turnout 4141 58.7%
Registered electors 7,029

Members of Slough Borough Council May 2010[edit]

Ward Party Elected Term Councillor
Baylis & Stoke Labour 2008 2012 Natasa Pantelic
Baylis & Stoke Labour 2007 2011 Faza Ahmed Matloob
Baylis & Stoke Labour 2006 2014 Azhar Qureshi
Britwell Ind. Britwellian Res. 2002 2012 Sean Patrick Wright *
Britwell Ind. Britwellian Res. 2002 2011 Patrick Shine *
Britwell Labour 2010 2014 Pavitar Kaur Mann
Central Conservative 2002 2012 Pervez Choudhry (k)
Central Labour 2008 2011 Arvind Singh Dhaliwal (a)
Central Labour 2006 2014 Shafiq Ahmed Chaudhry
Chalvey Conservative 2008 2012 Mohammad Basharat
Chalvey Labour 2001 2011 Raja Mohammad Zarait
Chalvey Labour 2006 2014 Mohammed Rasib (l)
Cippenham Green Labour 2008 2012 Roger Francis Davis
Cippenham Green Labour 2007 2011 Patricia Josephine O'Connor
Cippenham Green Labour 2002 2014 James Charles Robert Swindlehurst
Cippenham Meadows Labour 2003 2012 May Dodds
Cippenham Meadows Labour 2001 2011 Sat Pal Singh Parmar (b)
Cippenham Meadows Labour 2004 2014 Nimrit Chohan
Colnbrook with Poyle Labour 2008 2012 James Lawrence Walsh
Colnbrook with Poyle Labour 2007 2011 Rakesh Pabbi
Farnham Labour 1997 2012 Robert Anderson
Farnham Labour 2001 2011 Joginder Singh Bal
Farnham Labour 2002 2014 Sukhjit Kaur Dhaliwal (l)
Foxborough Liberal Democrats 2008 2012 Duncan Peter Buchanan * (c)
Foxborough Liberal Democrats 2004 2011 Sonja Anne Jenkins *
Foxborough Liberal Democrats 2004 2014 Robert Clive Plimmer *
Haymill Liberal 1987 2012 Richard Stanley Stokes * (d)
Haymill Liberal 1990 2011 David John Munkley *
Haymill Conservative 2010 2014 Anna Sylwia Wright
Kedermister Labour 2002 2012 Jagjit Singh Grewal
Kedermister Labour 1988 2011 Mewa Singh Mann
Kedermister Labour 2002 2014 Christine Rita Small
Langley St Mary's Conservative 2008 2012 Peter Dale-Gough
Langley St Mary's Conservative 2006 2011 Diana Victoria Coad
Langley St Mary's Conservative 2010 2014 Frank Abe
Upton Conservative 1999 2012 Julia Thomson Long (f)
Upton Conservative 2004 2011 Balwinder Singh Dhillon (g)
Upton Labour 2006 2014 Balvinder Singh Bains (h)
Wexham Lea Independent 2000 2012 Michael Anthony Haines * (i)
Wexham Lea Independent 2002 2011 David Ian MacIsaac *
Wexham Lea Labour 2010 2014 Paul Sohal

Notes:-

  • * Member of the Britwellian, Independent, Liberal and Liberal Democrats Group (BILLD)
  • (a) A.S. Dhaliwal: Formerly served 2000-2004
  • (b) Parmar: Formerly served 1995-2000
  • (c) Buchanan: Formerly served 2004-2006
  • (d) Stokes: Formerly a Labour Councillor 1983-1986
  • (f) Long: Formerly served 1983-1990
  • (g) Dhillon: Formerly Conservative 2004 and Independent Conservative 2004-2007.
  • (h) Bains: Formerly served 2003-2004
  • (i) Haines: Formerly a Labour Councillor 1987-1991 and 1992–1998
  • (k) Choudry: Defected from Labour to Conservative on 12 May 2008, after the election.
  • (l) S.K. Dhaliwal, Rasib: Defected from Labour to Conservative on 13 May 2008, and re-defected back to Labour later the same day.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • The History of Slough, by Miss Maxwell Fraser (Slough Corporation 1973)
  • A Short History of Slough, by Kathleen M. Jones (bound typescript volume in Slough Central Library)

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Notice of Election
  2. ^ A History of Slough, by Miss Maxwell Fraser, page 151.
  3. ^ Electorate on 1 March 2010, produced by Slough Borough Council.