Slough Council election, 2004

An election to Slough Borough Council was held on 10 June 2004. The whole council was up for election. This was the 120th Slough general local authority election, since Slough became a local government unit in 1863, including both whole Council elections and elections by thirds.

The Borough had been re-warded for this election. For the previous three Slough elections, which had each returned a third of the Council, see Slough Council election 2001, Slough Council election 2002 and Slough Council election 2003.

The 2004 election was to fill forty-one seats. The leading vote winner in each of the fourteen wards was elected for the term 2004-2008. The second placed candidates were elected for 2004-2007. In all the wards, except Colnbrook with Poyle, the candidate with the third highest number of votes was elected for the term 2004-2006.

Recent political history of Slough to 2004

Slough Borough Council, between 1983 and 2004, had been controlled by the Labour Party. Between 2003 and 2004, there were three groups of Councillors. In addition to the Labour Group and the Conservative Group there was the Britwellian, Independent, Liberal and Liberal Democrat Group (BILLD).

The BILLD Group was composed of all the Councillors, who were not Labour or Conservative. It was a coalition of a number of parties and independents. These included a Councillor or Councillors elected in particular wards; Liberal Democrat (Foxborough ward), Liberal (Haymill ward), Independent Britwellian Residents (Britwell ward) and Independent (Wexham Lea ward).

The existing members of the Group had an electoral pact for the 2004 election, which also extended to the Independent Farnham Residents candidates in Farnham ward and the Independent Langley Residents candidates in Langley St Mary's ward.

In 2003-2004, the composition of the 41 member council was:-
* Labour 26
* BILLD 9 (Independent Britwellian Residents 3, Slough Liberals 3, Independents 2 and Slough Liberal Democrat 1)
* Conservative 6

In the 2004 election 105 candidates were nominated for the 41 seats up for election. The list is broken down by Party, with a residual category of an Independent candidate not affiliated to BILLD.

* Labour 41
* Conservative 28
* BILLD 26 (Slough Liberal Democrats 11, Independents 3, Independent Britwellian Residents 3, Independent Farnham Residents 3, Independent Langley Residents 3, Slough Liberals 3)
* Green Party of England and Wales 7
* United Kingdom Independence Party 2
* Independent 1

Council by Party before and after 2004 Elections

Before the elections held on 10 June 2004, the composition of Slough Borough Council was as follows:

Notes:
* * Member of the Britwellian, Independent, Liberal and Liberal Democrat Group (BILLD)
* (a) Simmons: Formerly served as a Councillor 1979-1994
* (b) Howard: Labour 1995-2001
* (c) Parmar: Formerly served as a Councillor 1995-2000
* (d) Stokes: Formerly served as a Labour Councillor 1983-1986
* (e) Cryer: Formerly served as a Councillor 1967-1974
* (f) Long: Formerly served as a Councillor 1983-1990
* (g) Haines: Formerly served as a Labour Councillor 1987-1991 and 1992-1998
* (h) Khan: Formerly served as a Labour Councillor 1999-2002

ee also

* Slough
* Slough local elections
* Slough Borough Council
* Slough (UK Parliament constituency)

References

* "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)

External links

* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.asp?pubid=279] "The Victoria History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 3"
* [http://www.slough.gov.uk/services/1139.asp] "link to Slough Borough Council site"
* [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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