Slough Express

Local elections: political parties make their case

Third of Slough council seats to be decided at next week’s poll

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Voters are set to go to the polls next week and have their say following a year of financial turmoil at Slough Borough Council.

The Labour-run local authority has been battling a cash crisis which has seen a ban on non-essential spending, the arrival of Government-appointed commission­ers to rectify the situation and the dismissal of the council’s chief executive, Josie Wragg.

A total of 14 seats will be up for grabs in Thursday’s vote – meaning whatever happens the council will remain in Labour’s control over the forthcomin­g year.

But the vote will still give those living in Slough a chance to cast their verdict on the council’s performanc­e ahead of a switch to ‘all-out’ elections next May which will see every seat contested.

Results from this year’s local elections are set to be revealed on Friday, May 6.

See p4-5 to find out more about the pledges and policies of local political parties ahead of Thursday’s vote.

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