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Slough
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Slough looks the part of a Labour stronghold, with its famed industrial buildings along the Great West Road which prompted the architecture loving traditionalist John Betjeman to call for "come friendly bombs . . . " , and also it large Asian community in the centre of town; but this is the south east, and Slough has often been included in a Conservative seat, bizarrely coupled with the elite name of Eton until 1983, and it was after a long hiatus that Fiona MacTaggart won the seat convincingly in 1997; it is reckoned it would have been a photo-finish if the current boundaries had existed in 1992. It seems safe for Labour now though; they were still 20pc ahead of the Tories in the all-out unitary authority in the May 1999 midterm.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Fiona MacTaggart, PPS to Culture Secretary Chris Smith, was elected in 1997 after selection from an all-women shortlist. The granddaughter of a Conservative MP, born 1953 and educated at Cheltenham Ladies College and King's College London, she has worked as a primary school teacher and lecturer in education, though is rich enough not to need to. Big, strapping and extrovert and with a background as a councillor in the highly polarised Wandsworth Council, she campaigns on local health and immigration issues, and is mildly Eurosceptic.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 5.40% 14.99% 36.00
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.40% 2.13% 18.59
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.44% 2.49% 17.80
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.62% 4.43% 59.28
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.46% 7.27% 88.82
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 11.29% 2.56% 440.05
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 2.02% 3.94% 51.11
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 6.16% 13.04% 47.22
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 12.11% 12.70% 95.34
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.43% 8.14% 78.96
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 7.44% 4.02% 185.03
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.66% 3.19% 177.62
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 14.48% 11.31% 127.99
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.27% 3.06% 41.62
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.65% 2.52% 65.51
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 16.18% 2.10% 770.58
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.44% 9.41% 57.82
5-10K 12.20% 16.63% 73.32
10-15K 14.77% 16.58% 89.08
15-20K 13.95% 13.58% 102.67
20-25K 11.77% 10.39% 113.27
25-30K 9.40% 7.77% 120.97
30-35K 7.31% 5.79% 126.20
35-40K 5.61% 4.33% 129.46
40-45K 4.28% 3.27% 131.21
45-50K 3.27% 2.48% 131.83
50-55K 2.51% 1.90% 131.65
55-60K 1.93% 1.47% 130.87
60-65K 1.49% 1.15% 129.69
65-70K 1.16% 0.91% 128.22
70-75K 0.91% 0.72% 126.57
75-80K 0.72% 0.57% 124.80
80-85K 0.57% 0.46% 122.97
85-90K 0.45% 0.37% 121.10
90-95K 0.36% 0.31% 119.24
95-100K 0.29% 0.25% 117.38
100K + 1.43% 1.34% 106.07

Local Map of the constituency
Slough - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Slough - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.53%) Liberal Democrat (0.15%)
Conservative (- 14.76%)
Labour (1.63%) Liberal Democrat (3.18%)
Conservative (-  3.06%)
Con - 14.76%
Lab 12.53%
LD 0.15%
Con - 3.06%
Lab 1.63%
LD 3.18%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Fiona Mactaggart
Labour hold
Con Conservative (26.18%) 10,210 26.18%
Lab Labour (58.25%) 22,718 58.25%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.54%) 4,109 10.54%
Oth Other (5.03%) 1,961 5.03%
Maj Majority (32.07%) 12,508 32.07%
Turn Turnout (53.84%) 38,998 53.84%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Fiona Mactaggart
Labour hold
C Diana Coad 10,210 26.18%
Ind H Michael Haines 859 2.20%
LD Keith Kerr 4,109 10.54%
UK John Lane 738 1.89%
L Fiona Mactaggart 22,718 58.25%
Ind N Choudry Nazir 364 0.93%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Fiona Mactaggart
Labour
Con Conservative (29.24%) 13,958 29.24%
Lab Labour (56.63%) 27,029 56.63%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.35%) 3,509 7.35%
Ref Referendum (2.35%) 1,124 2.35%
Oth Other (4.42%) 2,112 4.42%
Maj Majority (27.38%) 13,071 27.38%
Turn Turnout (67.91%) 47,732 67.91%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (44.00%) 23,544 44.00%
Lab Labour (44.10%) 23,580 44.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.20%) 3,841 7.20%
Oth Other (4.70%) 2,500 4.70%
Maj Majority (0.10%) 36 0.10%
Turn Turnout (76.98%) 53,465 76.98%

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