Slough

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Fiona Mactaggart
, have the following results:
  • 23,421 total votes taken.
  • 48.5% share of the total vote
  • +2.7% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Gurcharan Singh
, have the following results:
  • 16,085 total votes taken.
  • 33.3% share of the total vote
  • -1.0% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Diana Coad
, have the following results:
  • 6,274 total votes taken.
  • 13.0% share of the total vote
  • +9.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Thomas McCann
, have the following results:
  • 1,275 total votes taken.
  • 2.6% share of the total vote
  • -11.9% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Julian Edmonds
, have the following results:
  • 1,220 total votes taken.
  • 2.5% share of the total vote
  • +1.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 7,336 15.2%
Turnout
55.9%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 48.5
CON 33.3
UKIP 13.0
LD 2.6
GRN 2.5

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+9.8
LAB
+2.7
GRN
+1.4
CON
-1.0
LD
-11.9

Latest updates Slough

01.10.2015

13:53

Trust takes over children's services

Slough's failing children's services department is taken over in a bid to turn it round after Ofsted said young people were at risk.

08.05.2015

17:28

Call for a 'better politics'

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Fiona MacTaggart's victory in Slough was a rare piece of good news for Labour in our region, and she used the opportunity to call for a rethink of our electoral system.

She said: "People feel that no party is really getting what they feel and we need to find a better way of doing our politics. It's striking that our system has produced very few seats for some parties which have got millions of votes."

16:31

MacTaggert calls for Harman leadership

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After Ed Miliband stepped down, Slough MP Fiona MacTaggert tweeted: Labour must NOT start a leadership election yet. Harriet should be caretaker, while we reflect and decide how we need to renew and change

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10:28

Tories maintain Berkshire dominance

The Conservatives maintain their dominance across Berkshire by winning all but one seat in the county.
08:54

Results in

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Every result is now in across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

As you've probably guessed, it's been a good night for the Conservatives who have taken 38 of 41 seats.

Labour retain three seats - Southampton Test, Slough and Oxford East.

But the Liberal Democrats have been wiped off the map - losing their seats in Portsmouth South, Eastleigh and Mid Dorset and North Poole.

08:33

Tories dominance

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All the results are in for Berkshire and the county is completely blue apart from a solitary Labour MP.

  • Conservative Alok Sharma held on in the hotly-contested Reading West seat, while Rob Wilson retained Reading East for the party
  • Fiona Mactaggart was Labour's only success, holding on to Slough with a majority of 7,336
  • Elsewhere, Tories held Windsor, Newbury, Bracknell, Maidenhead and Wokingham
05:27

Mactaggart thrilled at re-election

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Labour's Fiona Mactaggart tells BBC Radio Berkshire she is delighted to be returned as an MP with an increased majority.

"The overwhelming feeling of this campaign was extremely positive," she said.

05:11
Breaking

Labour hold

Fiona Mactaggart holds Slough for Labour.

07.05.2015

07:43

General election voting under way

People are voting across Berkshire in the 2015 general election.
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Constituency profile

The Berkshire town of Slough is about 20 miles from central London and very close to Windsor Castle, Eton and the ancient woodland of Burnham Beeches. It is home to Amazon and the Slough Trading Estate, an early business park, set up in the 1920s. About 400 companies are based on the estate, including Mars, O2, LG, Fiat and Ferrari. Heathrow Airport is close and many people work in transport and storage, wholesale, retail and administration. Slough is ethnically very diverse, with large Sikh and Muslim communities. According to the ONS 2011 Census for England and Wales, 61% of people here were born in the UK.

From 1983 to 1997 the seat was held by the Conservatives. Then Fiona Mactaggart took control for Labour and in 2010 she had a majority of more than 5,500 and 46% of the vote. The Conservatives had 34% and the Liberal Democrats 14%.