Slough (UK Parliament constituency)


Slough (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Slough
Map1 = Slough
Map2 = Berkshire
Type = Borough
Year = 1983
Entity = Berkshire
County = Berkshire
EP = South East England
MP = Fiona Mactaggart
Party = Labour

Slough is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

The constituency was created in 1983 and covers part of the Borough of Slough in Berkshire.

The former Eton and Slough constituency, which contributed 88.2% of the new Slough constituency, was a safe Labour area. The remaining 11.8% came from the safe Conservative constituency of Beaconsfield.

The Conservatives gained the new Slough seat in 1983, and held it until 1997 before Labour gained the constituency. It currently has a better majority than most other new town Labour seats in South East England, such as Crawley, Harlow and Stevenage.

1983-1997: The constituency comprised the whole Borough of Slough as it existed in 1983. The Borough has, since 1995, been expanded eastward slightly to absorb parts of the current Colnbrook with Poyle Ward formerly in the administrative counties of Buckinghamshire and Surrey. This change did not affect the Slough Parliamentary boundary.

Current boundaries since 1997: The constituency comprises twelve of the fourteen wards existing when the boundaries were changed (the Borough has since been re-warded so the boundaries do not coincide with all those of the wards which now exist). The old wards in the constituency were Baylis, Britwell, Central, Chalvey, Cippenham, Farnham, Haymill, Kedermister, Langley St Mary's, Stoke, Upton and Wexham Lea. The current wards wholly in the Slough constituency are Baylis and Stoke, Britwell, Central, Chalvey, Cippenham Green, Cippenham Meadows, Farnham, Haymill, Upton and Wexham Lea. The three Langley wards of Foxborough, Kedermister and Langley St Mary's are split between the Slough and Windsor constituencies.

Boundaries from the next general election: The Slough constituency will comprise thirteen of the fourteen existing wards of the Borough. The wards concerned are Baylis and Stoke, Britwell, Central, Chalvey, Cippenham Green, Cippenham Meadows, Farnham, Foxborough, Haymill, Kedermister, Langley St Mary's, Upton and Wexham Lea. Colnbrook with Poyle ward will remain within the Windsor constituency.

": For some information about the current wards and the most recent local election results for them, see Slough Council election 2008."

Members of Parliament

From 1945 to 1983 most of the area of this seat was in the Eton and Slough constituency, whose radical MP from 1950 to 1964 was Fenner Brockway.

This is a list of people who have represented this borough constituency in the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983.

* "Constituency created" (1983)

Elections

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Diana Coad
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Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Geoff Howard
votes =
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Fiona McTaggart
votes =
percentage =
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats
candidate = Chris Tucker
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Slough
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Fiona Mactaggart
votes = 17,517
percentage = 47.2
change = −11.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sheila Gunn
votes = 9,666
percentage = 26.1
change = −0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Thomas McCann
votes = 5,739
percentage = 15.5
change = +5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = RESPECT The Unity Coalition
candidate = Ajaz Khan
votes = 1,632
percentage = 4.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Geoff Howard
votes = 1,415
percentage = 3.8
change = +1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = David Wood
votes = 759
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Paul Janik
votes = 367
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 7,851
percentage = 21.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,095
percentage = 50.5
change = −2.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = −5.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Slough
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Fiona Mactaggart
votes = 22,718
percentage = 58.3
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Diana Coad
votes = 10,210
percentage = 26.2
change = -3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Keith Kerr
votes = 4,109
percentage = 10.5
change = +3.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Tony Haines
votes = 859
percentage = 2.2
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Lane
votes = 738
percentage = 1.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Choudry Nazir
votes = 364
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 12,508
percentage = 32.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,998
percentage = 53.4
change = -14.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Slough
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Fiona Mactaggart
votes = 27,029
percentage = 56.6
change = +12.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peta Buscombe
votes = 13,958
percentage = 29.2
change = -15.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Chris Bushill
votes = 3,509
percentage = 7.4
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Anne Bradshaw
votes = 1,835
percentage = 3.8
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = T.J. Sharkey
votes = 1,124
percentage = 2.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = P.P. Whitmore
votes = 277
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,071
percentage = 27.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 47,732
percentage = 67.9
change = -10.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Slough
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Watts
votes = 25,793
percentage = 44.6
change = -2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Eddie Lopez
votes = 25,279
percentage = 43.7
change = +4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Mapp
votes = 4,041
percentage = 7.0
change = -6.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = John Clark
votes = 1,426
percentage = 2.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Labour
candidate = D. Alford
votes = 699
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = A. Carmichael
votes = 290
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = M.R. Creese
votes = 153
percentage = 0.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politics)
candidate = Ms E.A. Smith
votes = 134
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 514
percentage = 0.9
change = -6.5
Election box turnout
votes = 57,815
percentage = 78.0
change = +2.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Slough
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Watts
votes = 26,166
percentage = 47.0
change = +4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Eddie Lopez
votes = 22,076
percentage = 39.6
change = +2.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = M. Goldstone
votes = 7,490
percentage = 13.4
change = -5.1
Election box majority
votes = 4,090
percentage = 7.4
change = +1.4
Election box turnout
votes = 55,732
percentage = 75.9
change = +4.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing =

Election box endElection box begin
title=General Election 1983: Slough
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Watts
votes = 22,064
percentage = 42.9
change = +4.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Miss Joan Lestor
votes = 18,958
percentage = 36.9
change = -6.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = N.F.G. Bosanquet
votes = 9,519
percentage = 18.5
change = +7.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Front (UK)
candidate = G. John
votes = 528
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Ecology Party
candidate = I.E. Flindall
votes = 325
percentage = 0.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,106
percentage = 6.0
change = "N/A"
Election box turnout
votes = 51,394
percentage = 71.5
change = "N/A"

Sources

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Berkshire
* Slough Borough Council "includes historical information about wards and local elections"

References


* "British Parliamentary Constituencies, A Statistical Compendium", by Ivor Crewe and Anthony Fox (Faber and Faber 1984).

External links

* [http://www.lgce.gov.uk/your-area/slough.cfm] "The Boundary Committee for England page about Slough Unitary Authority, with links to pre and post 2004 ward maps"


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