Following the AGM of the Conservative Group of councillors held on Wednesday 8th May, and following ongoing differences within the Group, we can confirm that Cllr. Rajinder Sandhu has decided to withdraw from being a member of the Conservative group of councillors, and for the final year of his term will sit as an Independent councillor in Upton.
Cllr. Sandhu was first elected as a Conservative Councillor for Upton in 2014 but had previously served as a Labour Councillor in the town. He should be thanked for his service to residents up until now, regardless of his political colour.
We request Cllr. Sandhu, now he has made his decision, to call a by-election immediately, allowing the people of Upton the opportunity to confirm if they support being represented by an Independent councillor or if they prefer to continue to be represented by a party associated candidate.
Residents in Upton can rest assured that, no matter what, our dedicated team of Conservative members and activists will continue to work hard for them all-year-round, holding the Labour council and Labour MP Tan Dhesi to account.
Cllr. Wayne Strutton - Conservative Councillor Group Leader
Lee Pettman - Chair, Slough Conservative Association