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Slough

2010 Results:
Conservative: 16361 (34.27%)
Labour: 21884 (45.84%)
Liberal Democrat: 6943 (14.54%)
UKIP: 1517 (3.18%)
Green: 542 (1.14%)
Christian: 495 (1.04%)
Majority: 5523 (11.57%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18868 (46.3%)
Conservative: 10722 (26.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 6831 (16.8%)
Other: 4318 (10.6%)
Majority: 8146 (20%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 9666 (26.1%)
Labour: 17517 (47.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5739 (15.5%)
Green: 759 (2%)
UKIP: 1415 (3.8%)
Other: 1999 (5.4%)
Majority: 7851 (21.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 10210 (26.2%)
Labour: 22718 (58.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4109 (10.5%)
UKIP: 738 (1.9%)
Other: 1223 (3.1%)
Majority: 12508 (32.1%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 13958 (29.2%)
Labour: 27029 (56.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 3509 (7.4%)
Referendum: 1124 (2.4%)
Other: 2112 (4.4%)
Majority: 13071 (27.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile: Slough is a much maligned town to the west of London, associated with Sir John Betjeman`s “Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough” and more recently, the Office`s David Brent. It is a business hub that grew up around the world`s first industrial estate between the wars, and ballooned from post-war overspill development. It remains a major business centre, companies based here include Mars, Nintendo, Black and Decker, Amazon, CItroen and ICI`s Dulux paints factory. Industry and business have long attracted immigration here, and it is a highly diverse seat. A third of the population are from ethnic minorities, and there is also a sizable Polish community. Slough has the eight highest proportion of Sikh residents of any seat, the largest outside of London and the West Midlands. Outside of London, Slough is one of Labour`s safest seats in the South, though it was only lost by the Conservatives in 1997.

portraitCurrent MP: Fiona Mactaggart(Labour) born 1953, Glasgow, the daughter of a Conservative millionaire property developer. Educated at Cheltenham Ladies College and Kings College London. Former teacher, lecturer and Chair of Liberty. Former Wandsworth councillor. First elected as MP for Slough 1997. Under-secretary of State at the Home Office from 2003-2005. A sufferer of multiple sclerosis herself she is a strong supporter of stem cell research (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitDiana Coad (Conservative) born London. Educated at Plastow Grammar School. Former sales executive. Slough councillor since 2006. Contested Slough 2001, Stourbridge 2005.
portraitFiona Mactaggart(Labour) born 1953, Glasgow, the daughter of a Conservative millionaire property developer. Educated at Cheltenham Ladies College and Kings College London. Former teacher, lecturer and Chair of Liberty. Former Wandsworth councillor. First elected as MP for Slough 1997. Under-secretary of State at the Home Office from 2003-2005. A sufferer of multiple sclerosis herself she is a strong supporter of stem cell research (more information at They work for you)
portraitChris Tucker (Liberal Democrat) born 1956. Teacher.
portraitMiriam Kennet (Green)
portraitPeter Mason-Apps (UKIP)
portraitSunil Chaudhary (Christian Party)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 113659
Male: 49.8%
Female: 50.2%
Under 18: 25.1%
Over 60: 15.4%
Born outside UK: 24.4%
White: 63%
Black: 5.1%
Asian: 28.6%
Mixed: 2.3%
Other: 1%
Christian: 53.2%
Hindu: 4.5%
Muslim: 13.8%
Sikh: 9.2%
Full time students: 4.2%
Graduates 16-74: 19.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 28.3%
Owner-Occupied: 66.8%
Social Housing: 21.3% (Council: 17.2%, Housing Ass.: 4%)
Privately Rented: 9.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 6.9%

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