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 Slough
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Fiona Mactaggart Labour 22,718 58.3 +1.7
Diana Coad Conservative 10,210 26.2 -3.0
Keith Kerr Liberal Democrat 4,109 10.5 +3.1
Tony Haines Independent 859 2.2  
John Lane UK Independence 738 1.9  
Choudry Nazir Independent 364 0.9  
Majority 12,508 32.1
Turnout 38,998 53.8 -14.1
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.3% from Conservative to Labour

Description
About 20 miles west of London on the M4, Slough is Britain’s very own “silicon valley” without the sunshine.

Immortalised by Betjamin’s poem ‘Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough’ this both prosperous and poor constituency has had a hard time living down its unenviable reputation of mile after mile of concrete housing estates and office blocks.

Often considered little more than a suburb of Heathrow Airport, this hasn’t stopped Mars, Black and Decker and SmithKline Beecham, amongst others, from making this constituency their home. Slough’s business sector is undeniably one of the most lively in the country, with approximately 3,000 businesses operating within its boundaries.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Slough
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Fiona MacTaggart Labour 27,029 56.6
Peta Buscombe Conservative 13,958 29.2
Chris Bushill Liberal Democrat 3,509 7.4
Anne Bradshaw Liberal Party 1,835 3.8
Terence Sharkey Referendum 1,124 2.4
Paul Whitmore Independent 277 0.6
Majority 13,071 27.4
Turnout 47,732 67.9
 
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