Labour Leader-in-waiting Cllr James Swindlehurst's letter in the rapidly declining:-
local newspapers dated 14 October, stated he deeply regretted Thames Valley University's departure from Slough and that it had nothing to do with Slough Labour Party and Slough Council pressurising TVU to abandon a long tradition of advanced and university education in Slough.
In his enthusiasm for bulldozing our town centre and spending £11,800,000 on the Slug-like mini-bus station, Cllr Swindlehurst forgot to tell the public that building flats on the TVU's site was originally proposed in 1996 by Labour run Slough Council.
TVU admits it began moving courses and students away from Slough in 2006. In 2007 TVU's Vice-chancellor had wide-ranging discussions with MP Fiona MacTaggart, at her 29 Church Street office, about the closure of the TVU site.
It is shameful that after Labour fooled the public with its slogan
Education, Education, Education
Labour then plotted to replace university education in Slough with high-rise blocks of tiny cramped flats totally unsuitable for families and children.
Cllr Swindlehurst let the cat out-of-the-bag when he mentioned removing the college roundabout has enabled new retail development. TVU, now renamed University of West London, wants to build a massive new supermarket on the university site with tall blocks of tiny flats on top.