Windsor election candidates explain why you should vote for them

-Credit: (Image: Handout)
-Credit: (Image: Handout)

Boundary changes mean parts of Surrey now fall in the Windsor constituency. So for the first time, those living in Englefield Green East and West wards, as well as Virginia Water will be voting to elect a Windsor MP, despite being under the Surrey council Runnymede.

Both Windsor and the Runnymede and Weybridge constituencies have traditionally been Conservative-held seats. The previous Windsor MP Adam Afriyie, who was the Conservative’s first Black MP in 2005, announced he was stepping down in 2022.

On Thursday, July 4, voters will have seven candidates to choose from across the political spectrum. Polling predictions vary, with Conservatives and Labour battling to come out on top. If either party succeeds, it could be as little as 1% difference of the vote share between the two.

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The Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) contacted the candidates hoping to win your vote in Windsor to let them pitch why you should back them on July 4. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order by surname.

Michael Boyle, Green

Michael Boyle is standing for the Green party
Michael Boyle is standing for the Green party

Michael said: "I was born and educated in Windsor and have spent most of my life here. I work as a recovery worker for charity Turning Point, supporting people who substance misuse to recover.

"My route into politics was unplanned: after moving back to Windsor from university I saw an explosion of homeless people and a high street with many empty units. I decided something had to be done. Politicians elected to parliament are completely out of touch with reality. I'm standing to redress that balance, give the people of Windsor an MP who delivers change and provide hope for this country’s future."

David Buckley, Independent

David Buckley is standing as an Independent
David Buckley is standing as an Independent -Credit:David Buckley

David said: "With over 40 years as a business owner and investor, I felt politically homeless in 2019. I joined the parish council, became chairman, and was elected as a councillor for RBWM [Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead], gaining first-hand experience in addressing constituents' needs on multiple complex issues.

"Political parties prioritise their agendas and all candidates swear to put party needs before yours. Only an Independent can put people before politics. Windsor can lead this change by electing an Independent to Parliament to join 11 other locally elected Independents in Windsor. Join me to reclaim your voice on July 4th, our very own Independents' Day!"

Simran Dhillon, Workers’ Party

Simran did not respond to the LDRS with her bio before publication. A link to her candidate profile is here: Vote for Simran Dhillon – Workers Party of Great Britain (

Harl Grewal, Reform UK

Harl said: "I've been interested in UK and world politics for a good few years now. When you are passionate and care about something you decide you need to act, rather than wait for somebody else.

"The UK appears to be totally broken. Main political parties have always had a monopoly on Government. Manifesto pledges and commitments fail again and again. How can they be trusted? There has never been a credible alternative - until ReformUK! It has many bold and radical policies to fix GB. I simply ask for you to place your trust in me and to vote for ReformUK."

Pavitar Mann, Labour

Pavitar Mann is the Labour candidate for Windsor
Pavitar Mann is the Labour candidate for Windsor

Pavitar has lived locally for 34 years. In her 14 years as a councillor, she spearheaded the award-winning regeneration of Britwell, established the Slough Apprenticeship Awards and set up Slough Youth Parliament, leading to a national award by the House of Commons’ speaker.

She will stand up and be a strong voice for the new Windsor constituency, including Runnymede. Residents have been let down by the Conservative government and an absent MP who has taken Windsor voters for granted. Her priorities include: delivering better quality student housing, protecting the green belt and being a visible, accessible and dedicated full-time MP.

Jack Rankin, Conservative

Jack Rankin is the Conservative candidate for Windsor. (Credit: Jack Rankin/Conservative Party)
Jack Rankin is standing for the Conservatives in Windsor -Credit:PIC BY STEWART TURKINGTON

Jack said: "My wife and I moved to Windsor in 2014, when I began work at Centrica. I now advise infrastructure funds on renewable energy investments. Our family has grown to include our two sons and we currently live in Sunninghill.

"I hope to present a brighter future for the Conservative Party across our new constituency from Langley, Slough to Virginia Water, Surrey. Each town and village has very different concerns, that’s why we’re spending so much time on the doorstep talking to residents and making the case that I will be an active and accessible MP for all of our communities."

Julian Tisi, Liberal Democrats

Julian did not respond to the LDRS with his bio before publication. A link to his candidate profile is here: Julian Tisi- Parliamentary Candidate - Windsor Liberal Democrats (

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