1997 Slough Borough Council election

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41 seats (whole council)
21 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Seats after 34 4 3

The Slough Borough Council election was held on 1 May 1997, at the same time as other local elections across England and Northern Ireland, and on the same day as the general election. All of the 41 seats on Slough Borough Council were up for election, rather than the usual third of the seats. This was in preparation for the local government reorganisation in Berkshire which saw Berkshire County Council abolished and its functions transferred to the six district councils, including Slough, with effect from 1 April 1998.[1] The elections to Berkshire County Council which would ordinarily have been held in 1997 were cancelled.

The election left Labour with a large majority on the council, taking 34 of the council's 41 seats.

Results

The elected councillors were:[2][3]

Ward Party Elected Term Councillor
Baylis Labour 1995 2001 Matloob Hussain
Baylis Labour 1990 2000 L.S. Minhas
Baylis Labour 1983 1999 K.S. Parhar
Britwell Labour 1986 2001 Dennis McCarthy
Britwell Labour 1995 2000 C.P. Walsh
Britwell Labour 1994 1999 Geoffrey P. Cutting
Central Labour 1988 2001 Ronald William Sibley
Central Labour 1999 2000 M.S. Sihota
Central Labour 1994 1999 M. Arif
Chalvey Labour 1986 2001 Mrs L.A. Bussley
Chalvey Labour 1979 2000 D.A. James
Chalvey Labour 1996 1999 Mazahar Hussain
Cippenham Labour 1996 2001 Lawrence L. Gleeson
Cippenham Labour 1995 2000 William Geoffrey Howard
Cippenham Conservative 1997 1999 A. Gregory
Colnbrook & Poyle Labour 1997 2000 Robert Anderson
Colnbrook & Poyle Conservative 1997 2001 Steven John Burkmar
Farnham Labour 1997 2001 N. Lodhi
Farnham Labour 1995 2000 Miss E.G. Rogers (a)
Farnham Labour 1990 1999 David Edward Mansell (b)
Foxborough Labour 1988 2001 Mewa Singh Mann
Foxborough Labour 1994 2000 H.S. Ghatora
Foxborough Labour 1991 1999 Gurbachan Singh Thind
Haymill Liberal 1990 2001 David John Munkley *
Haymill Liberal 1987 2000 Richard Stanley Stokes (c)
Haymill Liberal 1997 1999 N.J. Ridley
Kedermister Labour 1989 2001 M. Atkinson
Kedermister Labour 1990 2000 B.L. Lopez
Kedermister Labour 1981 1999 S.M. Thorpe
Langley St Mary's Labour 1997 2001 Ronald John Webb
Langley St Mary's Labour 1994 2000 K.I. Williams
Langley St Mary's Conservative 1997 1999 Terrence W. Brennan
Stoke Labour 1992 2001 O.E.M. Mansell
Stoke Labour 1995 2000 Satpal Singh Parmar
Stoke Labour 1997 1999 R.A. Din
Upton Labour 1990 2001 Mark Drapes
Upton Conservative 1997 2000 M.G. Long (d)
Upton Labour 1996 1999 D. Thomas
Wexham Lea Labour 1997 2001 John J. Connolly (e)
Wexham Lea Labour 1996 2000 D.S. Dhillon
Wexham Lea Labour 1997 1999 P.S. Sohal

Notes:

Changes 1997–1999

Ward Party Elected Term Councillor
Kedermister Labour 1997 2000 Donald Arthur Hewitt (a)
Upton Conservative 1999 2000 Julia Thomson Long (b)

Notes:-

By-election results

Kedermister By-Election 7 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D.A. Hewitt 442 60.22 N/A
Conservative Mrs M.E. Collins 206 28.07 N/A
Liberal Democrats P.L. Bayliss 86 11.72 N/A
Majority 236 32.15 N/A
Turnout 4,858 15.11 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

By-election cased by the resignation of Mrs B. L. Lopez (Labour).

Upton By-Election 4 February 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mrs J.T. Long 799 59.85 N/A
Labour B.B. Mittal 352 26.37 N/A
Liberal Democrats Mrs S.A. Jenkins 68 5.09 N/A
P.P. Whitmore 60 4.49 N/A
Independent Labour D.A.J. Alford 36 2.70 N/A
Liberal P.E. Bradshaw 20 1.50 N/A
Majority 447 33.48 N/A
Turnout 4,931 27.07 N/A
Conservative hold Swing N/A

By-election cased by the death of M. G. Long (Conservative).

References

  1. ^ The Berkshire (Structural Change) Order 1996 (Statutory Instrument 1996 No. 1879). London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1996. Retrieved 20 April 2022.
  2. ^ Local newspapers (1863-date) and Slough Borough Council documents at the Slough Central Library
  3. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "Slough Borough Council Election Results 1997-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 5 September 2022.