Slough Borough Council’s leader has announced his new cabinet following the elections on May 2.

It comes after Labour won 12 out of the 14 seats on the council, taking two seats – Upton and Langley St Mary’s – from the Conservatives in a landslide win.

It now stands at 37 councillors with 40 per cent of the group being female – both of which leader James Swindlehurst says are record highs for Slough Labour.

Cllr Martin Carter will take on the new inclusive growth and skills brief, while Cllr Mohammed Nazir continues with his housing brief, but with an added emphasis on community safety.

Cllr Rob Anderson takes the new brief for Transport and Environmental Services and will lead action to improve public transport, tackle poor air quality, implement the council’s transport strategy and find solutions to parking problems.


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Cllr Swindlehurst said: “I am delighted we were able to gain two new councillors at May’s elections and take our group to a record high of 37 members.

“After 11 years in power this result is exceptional and shows residents continue to trust Labour to keep improving our town.

“Although I’ve made no changes to the personnel on the cabinet, I have listened carefully to what residents on the doorstep have been telling us around community safety, opportunities for local people, the need for more affordable housing, and the importance of delivering action to improve public transport and air quality.

“I have created new cabinet portfolios which help deliver for residents on their priorities.”

He added that the new cabinet “once again ensures the political leadership of the council is reflective of Slough’s diverse communities”.

The cabinet for 2019/20 is:

Cllr James Swindlehurst, leader of the council and cabinet member for regeneration & strategy

Cllr Sabia Hussain, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for governance and customer services

Cllr Rob Anderson, cabinet member for transport and environmental services

Cllr Martin Carter, cabinet member for inclusive growth and skills

Cllr Pavitar K. Mann, cabinet member for planning and regulation

Cllr Mohammed Nazir, cabinet member for housing and community safety

Cllr Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health & social care

Cllr Shabnum Sadiq, cabinet member for children and education