Tuesday 10 December 2019


The Labour incumbent for Slough came in for a rough time over the party's broadband pledge yesterday.  Appearing on Eddie Mair's LBC show, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi heard from irate small business owner 'Leslie'.  Leslie runs a small internet service provider and was angry about Labour's pledge to nationalise broadband.  "You're talking absolute rubbish" the Labour candidate was told.

Singh Dhesi had a rather torrid time all round as he was also faced with an awkward call over Labour's plans for inheritance tax.  It wasn't quite as bad as an Abbott or a Thornberry car crash, but we heard the same old familiar line over and over again - "I'm sorry, but I don't have the figures in front of me".

Slough candidates 2019

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Lab)
Kanwal Toor Gill (Con)
Aaron Chahal (Lib Dem)
Delphine Grey-Fisk (Brexit)
Julian Edmonds (Green)

Slough general election 2017

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Lab) 34,170 (62.9%) +14.4%
Mark Vivis (Con) 17,172 (31.6%) -1.7%
Tom McCann (Lib Dem) 1,308 (2.4%) -0.2%
Karen Perez (UKIP) 1,228 (2.3%) -10.7%
Paul Janik (Ind) 417 (0.8%) New