One factor that will help the Conservatives is the example of the neighbouring Conservative authority, Windsor and Maidenhead, in cutting the Council Tax by 4%. Labour Slough charge over £150 more on Band D than Windsor and Maidenhead and are putting the bills up by 2% this year following a 5% hike last year.
The philistine Labour Council is trying to demolish its Town Hall – an attractive building that even John Betjeman liked. The campaign to save it is backed by the Conservative candidate for Slough, Cllr Diana Coad. Over a thousand residents have signed a petition to safeguard the building against this proposed municipal vandalism. The Council wasted money with a delusional application to be the world's first carbon neutral city. What about the carbon emissions knocking down the Town Hall would cause? What about bolstering rather than eroding sources of architectural pride in the city?
Unwanted new double yellow lines have been driving shop keepers out of business.
The Council has also sought to undermine its grammar schools.
Diana Coad is backing a campaign to save St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School – which the Labour Council is threatening to close.