CANDIDATES have been coming forward hoping to be elected as Slough's MP on General Election Day.

Tan Dhesi served as the town's MP for the Labour party from 2017 until Parliament was dissolved by Boris Johnson when the election was called

Mr Dhesi became Britain's first turbaned Sikh MP in 2017 after gaining the nomination for Slough following Fiona Mactaggart's retirement. He is hoping to be returned as the town's Labour MP.

On September 4 he made headlines when he criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson for comparing Muslim women wearing the burqa to letterboxes and bank robbers in an article he wrote. He called for Johnson to investigate Islamophobic hate speech within the Conservative Party.

Standing for the Conservatives is Kanwal Toor.

She says her top priorities are getting real investment in policing to reduce crime, supporting Boris Johnson to get a Brexit deal sorted and lobbying to get High Street regeneration in Slough and has accused her opponent Mr Dhesi of having a 'narrow and divisive agenda'.

Slough's Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate is Aaron Chabal - a finance assistant at British Airways Pensions who is studying to become a chartered accountant.

He said: "The Lib Dems are the strongest UK party committed to both stopping Brexit and campaigning to protect our NHS, jobs and the economy. The NHS in Slough needs defending against the twin dangers of Brexit and a repeat of the decision by Slough's Labour run council to privatise some local services previously run by the NHS at Upton Hospital."

The Green Party has selected Julian Edmonds as its prospective parliamentary candidate.

He has lived in the constituency for the last nine years and is a consultant who helps businesses save energy. He stood as the Green Party candidate in the 2015 general election in Slough.

He said: “In announcing their candidates, the other parties made no mention of the most important issue facing us: the climate emergency. Today we face an enormous challenge in decarbonising our society, but the longer it is delayed the more it will cost us. Only the Green Party is willing to face up to this challenge."

Delphine Gray-Fisk is standing for the Brexit party.