Slough Borough Council election, 2010
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An election for the Borough Council in Slough, England, was held on 6 May 2010. 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.
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.
- 1 Recent political history of Slough
- 2 Election result 2010
- 3 Summary of Election results by party from 2004
- 4 List of Councillors whose terms expired in 2010
- 5 Ward results
- 5.1 Baylis and Stoke (2010: Labour hold)
- 5.2 Britwell (2010: Labour gain from Independent Britwellian Residents)
- 5.3 Central (2008-2012 term: Labour gain from Conservative; 2008-2011 term: Labour gain from vacant)
- 5.4 Chalvey (2010: Labour gain from Conservative)
- 5.5 Cippenham Green (2010: Labour hold)
- 5.6 Cippenham Meadows (2010: Labour hold)
- 5.7 Colnbrook with Poyle (2008: Labour gain from Conservative)
- 5.8 Farnham (2010: Labour hold)
- 5.9 Foxborough (2010: Liberal Democrats hold)
- 5.10 Haymill (2010: Conservative gain from Liberal)
- 5.11 Kedermister (2010: Labour hold)
- 5.12 Langley St Mary's (2010: Conservative hold)
- 5.13 Upton (2010: Labour gain from Conservative)
- 5.14 Wexham Lea (2010)
- 6 Members of Slough Borough Council May 2010
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
- 10 Notes
Recent political history of Slough
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|
|Independent (Non BILLD)||-||-||-||-||7|
|*||Independent Britwellian Residents||3||1||1||1||1|
|The Slough Party||-||-||-||-||2|
Election result 2010
The plus/minus figure is the change in votes percentage from the Slough Council election, 2008.
|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
|The Slough Party||-||-||-||-||-||2.70||1,329||-1.28%|
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
|Election Results 2004-2010|
|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
|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|
|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)
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. 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)
|Labour||Azhar Qureshi *||2,071||49.25||-4.37|
|Liberal Democrat||Rashad Butt||1,082||25.73||-20.65|
|Turnout||4,205 (+48 spoilt)||56.2||+18.34|
Britwell (2010: Labour gain from Independent Britwellian Residents)
Paul Janik is a former Independent Britwellian Residents Councillor for this ward, serving from 2003 to 2006.
|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|
|Turnout||3,224 (+67 spoilt)||43.5||+16.87|
|Labour gain from Britwellian||Swing|
Central (2008-2012 term: Labour gain from Conservative; 2008-2011 term: Labour gain from vacant)
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.
|Labour||Shafiq Ahmed Chaudhry *||2659||63.3%|
|Conservative||Muhammad Umar Majeed||1544||36.7%|
Chalvey (2010: Labour gain from Conservative)
|Labour||Mohammed Rasib *||1877||56.1%|
Cippenham Green (2010: Labour hold)
|Labour||James Charles Robert Swindlehurst *||1631||42.9%|
|Conservative||Maurice Arthur Stanmore||1528||40.2%|
|Independent||Kevin Christopher McCabe||122||3.2%|
Cippenham Meadows (2010: Labour hold)
|Labour||Nimrit Chohan *||1771||43.0%|
|Conservative||Amrik Singh Sihra||1380||33.5%|
|Liberal Democrat||Gary James Griffin||965||23.4%|
Colnbrook with Poyle (2008: Labour gain from Conservative)
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)
Councillor Anderson was the leader of the Labour group on Slough Council. Sumander Khan represented Central ward from 2004 to 2006.
|Labour||Sukhjit Kaur Dhaliwal *||2154||58.4%|
|The Slough Party||Tristan Nicholas Miles||443||12.0%|
Foxborough (2010: Liberal Democrats hold)
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Plimmer *||1249||37.4%|
|Conservative||Karanjit Singh Aulakh||919||27.5%|
Haymill (2010: Conservative gain from Liberal)
|Conservative||Anna Sylwia Wright *||1618||39.7%|
|Labour||Martin Frank Carter||1420||34.8%|
|Liberal||Brian Graham Lacey Hewitt||1038||25.5%|
Kedermister (2010: Labour hold)
|Labour||Christine Rita Small *||1660||43.0%|
|Conservative||Gurdeep Singh Grewal||1501||38.9%|
|Liberal Democrat||Josephine Mary Hanney||581||15.0%|
Langley St Mary's (2010: Conservative hold)
|Conservative||Frank Abe *||1647||46.3%|
|Labour||Harjinder Kaur Minhas||1522||42.8%|
|Independent||Angela Joyce Schofield||386||10.9%|
Upton (2010: Labour gain from Conservative)
|Labour||Balvinder Singh Bains *||1449||40.2%|
|Independent||Subhash Chandar Mohindra||404||11.2%|
Wexham Lea (2010)
|Conservative||Harjinder Singh Gahir||827||20.0%|
Members of Slough Borough Council May 2010
|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||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||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|
- * 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.
- 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)
- Official results by ward 2004 Slough Borough Council website accessed 10 April 2010
- Official results by ward 2006 Slough Borough Council website accessed 10 April 2010
- Official results by ward 2007 Slough Borough Council website accessed 10 April 2010
- Official results by ward 2008 Slough Borough Council website accessed 10 April 2010
- Official Notice of Election 2010 Slough Borough Council website accessed 10 April 2010
- Link to official Statement of Persons Nominated 2010 and results by ward 2010 Slough Borough Council website accessed 7 May 2010
- Slough, UKPollingReport website accessed 10 April 2010
- Notice of Election
- A History of Slough, by Miss Maxwell Fraser, page 151.
- Electorate on 1 March 2010, produced by Slough Borough Council.