Slough’s local newspapers reveal that the town’s MPs were united over British military action against Syria – but Colnbrook’s MP Adam Afriyie did not actually vote.
Slough tops the league of local dissatisfaction over GP surgery opening times with more than one in every four patients feeling that hours are inconvenient.
Richard Bennett, assistant chief constable, says Thames Valley do not believe there is risk of a copycat Woolwich-style attack locally.
Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart has written to Network Rail over “unacceptable” delays to rush hour services, after figures released showed one in four rush hour trains between November and January were delayed.
Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart has paid tribute to former Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who died today.
Budget: Afriye says “learn to love wealth creation” as McTaggart warns “hard times ahead for Slough”
Local MPs gave contrasting reactions Wednesday’s budget with Colnbrook MP Adam Afriye saying he believed the economic strategy adopted by the Chancellor is the right one, while Slough MP Fiona Mctaggart warning that people will be worse of by 2015 than they were in 2010.
Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart has said she has no regrets after handing over £14,268 to Comic Relief after tweeting she would donate £1 for every person who retweeted her message “in the next 35 minutes”.
Langley councillor Diana Coad, who stood against Slough’s Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart in 2001 and 2010, has not made the list of Parliamentary Candidates compiled by The Conservative Party for the May 2015 election.
Businesses can learn more about financing schemes at a workshop being hosted by MP Fiona Mactaggart and Slough Borough Council. The workshop will take place from in March 15 at the Hilton, Poyle.
The Boundary Commission for England has been labelled ‘barking mad’ as councillors vowed to unite against the proposals, while Cllr James Swindlehurst has claimed: “It’s a dog’s breakfast. We are on top of opposing this in the strongest possible terms.”
Slough’s low voter turn-out in the police and crime commissioner elections was the fault of the Government, says the town’s MP. Ms Mactaggart said: “The lack of interest in voting in these elections was a reflection of the failure of this flagship Conservative policy to impress people in our town.”
Slough MP has complained that draft proposals from the Boundary Commission that include moving Colnbrook with Poyle from Adam Afriye’s Windsor constituency to a new cross-county constituency are “disrespectful” to Slough.