11:11AM, Friday 06 May 2016
There were few upsets at this year’s local elections in Slough as the Labour Party continued to dominate.
As the polls closed at 10pm, the verification and counting process began at Montem Leisure Centre in Montem Lane.
A total of 14 seats were up for grabs this year with Labour winning 12, including a gain in Langley St Mary's for Ted Plenty, and Conservatives winning two.
It was a close call in Upton and it came down to just 148 votes which separated the candidates but Conservative Rajinder Singh Sandhu managed to maintain his seat.
Cllr Sandhu (Con,Upton) said: “The result was tight but we fought hard for it and I think all credit goes to the voters."
He added that his main aims are to keep Upton clean and to make sure every child in the area can have a school place within their own catchment area.
In Chalvey, Cllr Atiq Sandhu was elected for the first time.
“I am very excited and happy to have been elected,” he said.
“It is a bit overwhelming and I know there is a lot to be done in Chalvey.”
The overall turnout for the election was 29.8 per cent.
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