09:42AM, Saturday 08 May 2021
Good morning! Today we'll be covering the election results for Slough Borough Council, Buckinghamshire Council and Wokingham.
All three councils verified their votes yesterday (Friday) with counting taking place today.
In Slough there are 14 council seats to be announced - find out who was standing here.
In Bucks it's the first election of the new unitary Buckinghamshire Council, and it is broken up into a series of wards covering the unitary area.
Each ward is also part of a wider 'local area', of which there are three in the entire county: Chiltern and South Bucks; Wycombe, and Aylesbury Vale. Find out who stood here.
In Wokingham there are 18 seats available - find out who stood here.
7.15pm: Huge win for the independents in Wooburn Green, Bourne End and Hedsor. Penny Drayton, Stuart Wilson and Sophie Kayani have been elected.
5.30pm: Conservatives hold the Charvil ward and Hurst.
5.15pm: A quick chat with MP Tan Dhesi and that's it for Slough.
4.45pm: Conservatives hold the Remenham, Wargrave and Ruscombe Ward
#RemenhamWargraveAndRuscombeWard is a Conservative hold, with John Halsall winning the seat with 1,137 votes— Wokingham Borough (@WokinghamBC) May 8, 2021
4.10pm: Wexham Lea ward - Labour HOLD
Iftakhar Ahmed (Independent) - 975
Jagjit Dusanjh (CON) - 409
Sandra Malik (LAB) - 1,073
3.55pm: Ooof another close one in Langley St Mary's. Labour hang onto the seat but there's less than 50 votes in it.
Christine Bamigbola (CON) - 1,131
Julian Edmonds (GREEN) - 261
Baljinder Gill (LAB) - 1,174
3.31pm: Felt as if we were reaching the home straight here but we've reached a bit of a lull waiting for the last three remaining wards. In all the excitement we did forget to mention the result in Farnham ward - Labour HOLD.
Joginder Bal (LAB) - 1,481
Inderpreet Kaur (IND) - 244
Rafal Trybek (CON) - 361
3.20pm: Elected Conservative councillor Chandra Muvvula said he expected a close fight in the ward and had spoken to thousands of residents on the doorstep.
The victorious Chandra Muvvala in Langley Kedermister ward who said he expected a close fight. pic.twitter.com/JNKO75DmwL— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
3.05pm: Results have been announced for the Stoke Poges and Wexham wards in the new Bucks Council
Conservatives Ralph Bagge, Trevor Frank Egleton and Thomas Neil Hogg have all been elected.
In the Cliveden ward it's three Conservative councillors who have been elected. Kirsten Ashman, Paul Kelly and George Sandy
In Farnham Common and Burnham Beeches, another three Conservative councillors are elected. David Anthony, Dev Dhillon and Nick Naylor.
And for Marlow - three Conservatives are elected. Alex Collingwood, Carol Fay Heap and Neil Marshall
2.51pm: Langley Kedermister Ward - Conservative GAIN
A big roar at The Centre from those with the blue rosettes as the Conservatives gain Langley Kedermister ward by the narrowest of margins.
Josephine Hanney (LIB DEMS) - 216
Michael Holledge (LAB) - 1,074
Rizvan Mohammed (IND) - 69
Chandra Muvvala (CON) - 1,111
Tammer Salem (GREEN) - 79
2.46pm: Foxborough's new Independent councillor says her win shows 'it's not about parties, it's about residents and people'
2.43pm: Independent councillor Madhuri Bedi has been elected in Foxborough Ward
Foxborough Ward - Independent GAIN— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
Madhuri Bedi (IND) - 698
Andrea Escott (LAB) - 281
Puja Bedi (CON) - 119
2.30pm: It's a head-scratcher for Labour's Langley Kedermister candidate Michael Holledge
2.22pm: We're back up and running in Slough and Leader of the Opposition has been re-elected in Haymill and Lynch Hill.
Kevin Barry (LAB) - 915
Wayne Strutton (CON) - 1,154
1.41pm: Results filtering in from Buckinghamshire (a dangerous word for mis-types) Council.
A trio of Conservatives have been elected at Flackwell Heath, Little Marlow and Marlow South East
David Johncock (CON) - 1,764 votes
Jocelyn Towns (CON) - 1,543 votes
David Watson (C0N) - 1,530 votes
1.08pm: Seven down, seven to go in the Slough Borough Council elections.
We've reached half-time over in Slough, a luxury ill-afforded for the overnight counts. Labour held on to seven seats so far in Slough. The tightly-contested Foxborough Ward coming up in the second half, and it's live!— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
12.48pm: An aerial shot of today's action at The Centre
12.43pm: Some pictures coming in from our photographer Ian Longthorne. Naveeda Qaseem reacts to retaining her seat in Elliman ward.
12.31pm: Council leader James Swindlehurst addresses whether he had any concerns about performance at the ballot box in reaction to the A4 bus lane scheme.
Council leader James Swindlehurst responds to whether there were any fears the party could suffer at the local elections due to the controversial A4 bus lane. pic.twitter.com/eXKaGdPEsS— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
12.29pm: Liberal Democrats have held onto the Twyford ward with 1,677 votes for Lindsay Ferris.
Liberal Democrats hold #TwyfordWard with 1,677 votes for Lindsay Ferris ️— Wokingham Borough (@WokinghamBC) May 8, 2021
12.17pm: A small delay to the Bucks count underway in Aylesbury with the afternoon session starting an hour later.
#BucksEletions️UPDATE: We’re counting votes at four sites in Bucks today; at The Gateway, #Aylesbury we’re counting votes for Buckinghamshire Council seats in two phases and the second session will now commence at 14:00, rather than 13:00. https://t.co/uOoowdZrzB— Buckinghamshire Council (@BucksCouncil) May 8, 2021
12.15pm: We've now reached the half way stage for the Slough elections. Still no results for South Bucks. Wokingham Borough Council begun to declare results, we'll let you know them when the wards we cover are announced.
12.12pm: Our reporter David Lee has spoken to Cllr Hussain
The new Labour councillor for Central Ward, Iram Hussain, said despite council results elsewhere in the country, she was confident voters knew what the party stood for in Slough. pic.twitter.com/6xHRgnM4tb— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
12.09pm: Labour hold Cippenham Meadows and Satpal Singh Parmer is elected.
Cippenham Meadows Ward - Labour HOLD— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
Charlie Olsen (CON) - 639
Satpal Parmar (LAB) - 1,229
Matthew Taylor (Lib Dems) - 348
12.03pm: Labour hold Elliman ward. Naveeda Qaseem is elected.
Elliman Ward - Labour HOLD— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
Teresa Fletcher (CON) - 390
Naveeda Qaseem (LAB) - 1305
11.53am: Labour hold the Central ward and Iram Hussain is elected.
Voter turnout for Slough's Central Ward 25.81 per cent.— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
11.45am: Labour hold Cippenham Green and Jemma Davis is elected.
Cippenham Green WARD - Labour HOLD— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
Jemma Davis (LAB) - 1,272
Patricia O'Connor (CON) - 967
Nick Smith (Heritage Party) - 66
Some live footage from the count as Jemma Davis (LAB) is elected in Cippenham Green. pic.twitter.com/D0bUxcBWO6— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
11.14am: The results are coming in quite quickly now - this is because verification took place yesterday. This usually takes between one-to-two hours at the beginning of an election night and needs to be done before the counting can begin.
11.07am: Labour hold Baylis and Stoke with Kamaljit Kaur elected.
Baylis and Stoke Ward - Labour HOLD— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
Mherunisa Hussain (CON) - 395
Kamaljit Kaur (LAB) - 1,957
11.00am: Labour hold Britwell and Northborough ward with Martin Carter elected.
Britwell and Northborough Ward - Labour HOLD— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
Martin Carter (LAB) - 1241
Byron de Winter (GREEN PARTY) - 147
Chandni Rajora (CON) - 466
10.53am: And the first result is in. It's a Labour hold as Mohammad Sandhu is re-elected into the Chalvey ward.
First result in at Slough Local Elections - Labour HOLD— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 8, 2021
Mohammad Sandhu (LAB) - 1225
Aaron Brown (CON) - 448
10.50am: It's been a turbulent run up to this election - with both parties facing difficulties.
The Conservative party had to suspend two candidates, father and son Iftakhar Ahmed and Adil Iftakhar for failing to disclose all the necessary information.
And Labour were hit with claims of bullying from Cllr Madhuri Bedi who quit the party earlier this year. A petition was set up calling for council leader James Swindlehurst to resign following comments he made about her resignation.
10.35am: As we wait for the first set of results to come in, let's take a look at the seats up for grabs in Slough. Today there are 14 seats available out of 42 - one in each ward except Colnbrook with Poyle.
Twelve of these are currently held by Labour, one (Haymil and Lynch Hill) is held by Conservative leader Wayne Strutton and one has an independent councillor Madhuri Bedi (Foxborough) after she quit the Labour party earlier this year.
Seven councillors will be announced this morning, with the following seven announced this afternoon. Reporter David Lee is in Slough to follow the action.
9.55am: The Slough election count has begun at The Centre in Farnham Way. The Wokingham Count has also just got underway at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre. No word on Bucks yet though counting was due to start at 9.30am.
9.35am: Locations for the mass rapid testing sites have changed in Slough this weekend due to spaces being used for the election count.
The Centre in Farnham Road will not be available for COVID tests and people are being told to use Slough Ice Arena instead. Open till 6pm. More details here.
Mass rapid testing locations have changed because of the election - see our web page for more details: https://t.co/9dlDQsnX8t— Slough Borough Council (@SloughCouncil) May 8, 2021
9.30am: Yesterday the Royal Borough decided the outcome of the Windsor Neighbourhood Plan referendum - which passed and will now be adopted by the council. Read the full story here.
A murder investigation has been launched by Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit following an incident in Bourne End.