A vacancy was caused by the resignation of Cllr Pauline Key,
for personal and family reasons, on 27 September 2006.
Slough Labour Party requested the election. One of their councillors
hand-wrote a request for a bye election which was then signed
by elderly residents in the Foxborough ward. The Labour councillor
could have signed the request himself but, like so many other
things happening in Slough, Labour's political activists preferred
to hide behind elderly pensioners rather than take personal responsibility
for their own actions.
The successful candidate, Cllr Diana Coad, will have to contest
the May 2007 local elections because Cllr Key's appointment was
due to automatically expire in May 2007. Thus this election campaign
was simply to fill a vacancy which would last less than 6 months.