Cheltenham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 51°53′24″N 2°04′41″W / 51.890°N 2.078°W / 51.890; -2.078

Cheltenham
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.
Outline map
Location of Gloucestershire within England.
County Gloucestershire
Population 104,867 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 77,937 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlements Cheltenham
Current constituency
Created 1832
Member of parliament Alex Chalk (Conservatives)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England

Cheltenham /ˈɛlʔ.nəm/ or /ˈɛlt.nəm/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 7 May 2015 by Alex Chalk, a Conservative. As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.

Boundaries[edit]

1918–1983: The Municipal Borough of Cheltenham, and the Urban District of Charlton Kings.

1983–1997: The Borough of Cheltenham, and the Borough of Tewkesbury wards of Leckhampton with Up Hatherley, Prestbury St Mary's, and Prestbury St Nicolas.

1997–2010: The Borough of Cheltenham wards of All Saints, Charlton Kings, College, Hatherley and The Reddings, Hesters Way, Lansdown, Park, Pittville, St Mark's, St Paul's, and St Peter's.

2010–present: The Borough of Cheltenham wards of All Saints, Battledown, Benhall and The Reddings, Charlton Kings, Charlton Park, College, Hesters Way, Lansdown, Leckhampton, Oakley, Park, Pittville, St Mark's, St Paul's, St Peter's, Springbank, Up Hatherley, and Warden Hill.

The seat covers the town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire with a slightly smaller, different area to the borough of the same name. It is bordered by the Tewkesbury and Cotswolds seats.

Constituency profile[edit]

Famous for its racecourse which hosts in March the annual Cheltenham Gold Cup, a long-established girls' school and right at the edge of the Cotswold Hills, Cheltenham has a large tourism sector. GE Aviation is a large employer and GCHQ, the government communications centre, is here, so numbers of highly skilled workers and professionals (47.5% in the year ended September 2014[3]) are well above the national average (44.6%[3]). One of the West of England's most upmarket towns, the few neighbourhoods of medium levels in the Index of Multiple Deprivation are almost wholly in Hester's Way ward which has the most social housing. About 10%[citation needed] of the electorate are students at the University of Gloucestershire just outside the compact town centre. A Liberal Democrat served the seat from 1992 when their candidate Nigel Jones overturned four decades of Conservative MPs to 2015 when the Tories regained the seat.

History[edit]

Cheltenham borough constituency was created in the Great Reform Act of 1832 and has returned nine Liberals (or Liberal Democrats) and nine Conservatives to Parliament since that time, along with one independent.

A Conservative served the constituency from 1950 until 1992. The Conservatives' campaign in the 1992 general election following the Poll Tax riots saw a local party member's racist remarks about their own candidate, John Taylor, of Afro-Caribbean descent. Taylor lost the election to Nigel Jones of the Liberal Democrats.

In 2000, Jones was nearly murdered in a horrific incident at one of his MP's surgeries; a man attacked him and an assistant with a samurai sword. His colleague, Andrew Pennington, was killed in the attack. Jones was made a life peer in 2005. The Liberal Democrats held Cheltenham in the 2005 election when Martin Horwood won the election and held it again in 2010 but lost when the Conservatives retook the seat in 2015.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4][5] Party Notes
1832 Hon. Craven Berkeley Liberal son of the 5th Earl of Berkeley
1847 Sir Willoughby Jones Conservative unseated on petition
1848, June by-election Hon. Craven Berkeley Liberal unseated on petition
1848, September by-election Grenville Berkeley Liberal
1852 Hon. Craven Berkeley Liberal died 1855
1855 by-election Grenville Berkeley Liberal
1856 by-election Francis Berkeley Liberal later 2nd Baron FitzHardinge
1865 Charles Schreiber Conservative
1868 Henry Bernhard Samuelson Liberal
1874 James Tynte Agg-Gardner Conservative
1880 Charles de Ferrieres Liberal
1885 James Tynte Agg-Gardner Conservative
1895 Francis Shirley Russell Conservative
1900 James Tynte Agg-Gardner Conservative
1906 John Edward Sears Liberal
1910, January Viscount Duncannon Conservative later 9th Earl of Bessborough
1910, December Richard Mathias Liberal unseated on petition
1911 by-election Sir James Tynte Agg-Gardner Conservative Knighted in 1916
1928 by-election Sir Walter Preston Conservative
1937 by-election Daniel Lipson Independent Conservative
1945 National Independent
1950 William Hicks-Beach Conservative
1964 Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker Conservative
Oct 1974 Charles Irving Conservative
1992 Nigel David Jones Liberal Democrats later a life peer as Baron Jones of Cheltenham
2005 Martin Horwood Liberal Democrats
2015 Alex Chalk Conservative

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Cheltenham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alex Chalk[7] 26,615 46.7 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Martin Horwood[8][9] 24,046 42.2 +8.2
Labour Keith White 5,408 9.5 +2.2
Green Adam Van Coevorden 943 1.6 -3.4
Majority 2,569 4.5 -7.6
Turnout 57,012 72.0 +2.8
Conservative hold Swing -3.8
General Election 2015: Cheltenham[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alex Chalk[12] 24,790 46.1 +5.0
Liberal Democrat Martin Horwood[12] 18,274 34.0 −16.5
Labour Paul Gilbert[13] 3,902 7.3 +2.1
UKIP Christina Simmonds[14] 3,808 7.1 +4.8
Green Adam Van Coevorden 2,689 5.0 +5.0
Independent Richard Lupson-Darnell[15] 272 0.5 +0.5
Majority 6,516 12.1 +2.8
Turnout 53,735 69.5 +2.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +10.75
General Election 2010: Cheltenham[16][17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin Horwood 26,659 50.5 +9.0
Conservative Mark Coote 21,739 41.2 +4.9
Labour James Green 2,703 5.1 −6.3
UKIP Peter Bowman 1,192 2.3 +0.9
Monster Raving Loony Kenneth Hanks 493 0.9 −0.3
Majority 4,920 9.3 +4.0
Turnout 52,786 67.0 +6.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +2.05

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Cheltenham[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin Horwood 18,122 41.5 −6.2
Conservative Vanessa Gearson 15,819 36.3 +1.1
Labour Chris Evans 4,988 11.4 −0.6
Independent Robert Hodges[19] 2,651 6.1 N/A
Green Keith Bessant 908 2.1 +0.3
UKIP Niall Warry 608 1.4 +0.2
Monster Raving Loony Kenneth Hanks 525 1.2 0.0
Majority 2,303 5.3 -7.3
Turnout 43,621 61.0 −0.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing −3.6
General Election 2001: Cheltenham[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nigel Jones 19,970 47.7 −1.7
Conservative Rob Garnham 14,715 35.2 −1.1
Labour Andrew Erlam 5,041 12.0 +1.9
Green Keith Bessant 735 1.8 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Kenneth Hanks 513 1.2 +0.5
UKIP James Carver 482 1.2 +0.6
ProLife Alliance Anthony Gates 272 0.7 +0.2
Independent Roger Everest 107 0.3 N/A
Majority 5,255 12.5 -0.6
Turnout 41,835 61.9 −12.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing −0.3

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Cheltenham[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nigel Jones 24,877 49.45 +2.1
Conservative William Todman 18,232 36.24 −8.5
Labour Barry Leach 5,100 10.1 +3.8
Referendum Alison Powell 1,065 2.1 N/A
Monster Raving Loony Kenneth Hanks 375 0.8 N/A
UKIP Gordon Cook 302 0.6 N/A
ProLife Alliance Anne Harriss 245 0.5 N/A
Natural Law Sally Brighouse 107 0.2 −0.1
Majority 6,645 13.2 +10.6
Turnout 50,303 74.0 -6.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +5.3
General Election 1992: Cheltenham[22][23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nigel Jones 30,351 47.3 +5.0
Conservative John Taylor 28,683 44.7 −5.4
Labour Pamela Tatlow 4,077 6.4 −1.2
Independent Mervyn Rendell 665 1.0 N/A
Natural Law Henry Brighouse 169 0.3 N/A
Independent Mark Bruce-Smith 162 0.3 N/A
Majority 1,668 2.6 −5.2
Turnout 64,107 80.3 +1.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing +5.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Cheltenham[24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Irving 31,371 50.2 −0.4
Liberal Richard Holme 26,475 42.3 +1.3
Labour Michael Luker 4,701 7.5 −0.1
Majority 4,896 7.8 −1.8
Turnout 62,547 78.9 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing −0.7
General Election 1983: Cheltenham[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Irving 29,187 50.6 −0.4
Liberal Richard Holme 23,669 41.0 +11.0
Labour Judith James 4,390 7.6 −10.7
Ecology David Swindley 479 0.8 N/A
Majority 5,518 9.6 -11.4
Turnout 57,724 75.9 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing −5.7

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Cheltenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Irving 25,618 51.0 +4.9
Liberal Nigel Jones 15,080 30.0 +1.9
Labour Michael Reilley 9,185 18.3 −7.5
National Front Raymond Arthur Jacklin 342 0.7 N/A
Majority 10,538 21.0 +3.0
Turnout 50,225 77.6 +2.6
Conservative hold Swing +1.5
General Election October 1974: Cheltenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Irving 21,691 46.1 +3.1
Liberal Frederick Carson Rodger 13,237 28.1 −3.0
Labour Frederick Charles Inglis 12,134 25.8 +0.1
Majority 8,454 18.0 +6.3
Turnout 47,062 75.0 -6.3
Conservative hold Swing +3.1
General Election February 1974: Cheltenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Dodds-Parker 21,723 43.0 −7.2
Liberal Frederick Carson Rodger 15,811 31.3 +12.8
Labour Hugh Gray 12,971 25.7 −5.6
Majority 5,912 11.7 -7.2
Turnout 50,505 81.4 +5.7
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Cheltenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Dodds-Parker 22,823 50.2 −3.2
Labour Leslie George Godwin 14,213 31.3 −15.3
Liberal A George Aldridge 8,431 18.5 N/A
Majority 8,610 18.9 +12.1
Turnout 45,467 75.5 -1.6
Conservative hold Swing +6.1

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Cheltenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Dodds-Parker 22,683 53.4 +6.2
Labour W. John Wilson 19,768 46.6 +11.9
Majority 2,915 6.9 -5.6
Turnout 42,451 77.2 -0.2
Conservative hold Swing −2.9
General Election 1964: Cheltenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Douglas Dodds-Parker 19,797 47.2 −3.8
Labour Hugh Gray 14,557 34.7 +5.2
Liberal James Anthony Lemkin 7,568 18.1 −1.4
Majority 5,240 12.50 -8.9
Turnout 41,922 77.5 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Cheltenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William W. Hicks Beach 21,997 51.0 −8.3
Labour Kamalakant G. Pendse 12,725 29.5 −11.2
Liberal George G. Watson 8,428 19.5 N/A
Majority 9,272 21.5 +2.9
Turnout 43,150 81.5 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing +1.45
General Election 1955: Cheltenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William W. Hicks Beach 24,259 59.3 +2.2
Labour James Finnigan 16,638 40.7 −2.2
Majority 7,621 18.6 +4.4
Turnout 40,897 79.4 -3.7
Conservative hold Swing +2.2
General Election 1951: Cheltenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William W. Hicks Beach 23,674 57.1 +13.7
Labour James Finnigan 17,777 42.9 +11.5
Majority 5,897 14.2 +2.2
Turnout 41,451 83.2 -1.9
Conservative hold Swing +12.6
General Election 1950: Cheltenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William W. Hicks Beach 18,009 43.4 +17.6
Labour A. G. James 13,027 31.4 +1.5
Independent Conservative Daniel Lipson 10,449 25.2 −18.1
Majority 4,982 12.0 -1.4
Turnout 41,485 85.0 +9.7
Conservative gain from Independent Conservative Swing

Election in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1945: Cheltenham[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Conservative Daniel Lipson 16,081 43.3 +3.3
Labour Phyllis Maude Warner 11,095 29.9 +0.4
Conservative William W. Hicks Beach 9,972 26.8 −43.7
Majority 4,986 13.4 +12.2
Turnout 37,148 75.4 +6.1
Independent Conservative hold Swing +1.5

General Election 1939/40:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Cheltenham by-election, 1937[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Conservative Daniel Lipson 10,533 40.0 n/a
Conservative R. T. Harper 10,194 38.8 −31.7
Labour Cyril C Poole 5,570 21.2 −8.3
Majority 339 1.2 42.2
Turnout 26,297 69.3 −1.1
Independent Conservative gain from Conservative Swing n/a
General Election 1935: Cheltenham[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Preston 18,574 70.5 −10.6
Labour Elizabeth Pakenham 7,784 29.5 +10.6
Majority 10,790 41.0 -21.2
Turnout 26,358 70.4 -4.8
Conservative hold Swing −10.6
General Election 1931: Cheltenham[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Walter Preston 22,524 81.1 +27.9
Labour John Ramage 5,263 18.9 +1.8
Majority 17,261 62.1 +38.7
Turnout 27,787 75.2 -4.6
Conservative hold Swing +13.1

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1929: Cheltenham[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Walter Preston 15,279 53.2 +3.7
Liberal Frank Raffety 8,533 29.7 -2.0
Labour William Ramsey Piggott 4,920 17.1 -1.7
Majority 6,746 23.5 +5.7
Turnout 28,732 79.8 -0.5
Unionist hold Swing +2.8
Cheltenham by-election, 1928[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Walter Preston 10,438 49.5 −7.1
Liberal John Brunner 6,678 31.7 −11.7
Labour Florence Widdowson 3,962 18.8 n/a
Majority 3,760 17.8 +4.6
Turnout 21,078 80.3 −2.4
Unionist hold Swing +2.3
General Election 1924: Cheltenham[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Agg-Gardner 11,909 56.6 +3.2
Liberal Stanley Holmes 9,146 43.4 -3.2
Majority 2,763 13.2 +6.4
Turnout 21,055 82.7 +3.2
Unionist hold Swing +3.2
General Election 1923: Cheltenham[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Agg-Gardner 10,514 53.4 -4.6
Liberal Cuthbert Plaistowe 9,170 46.6 +4.6
Majority 1,344 6.8 -9.2
Turnout 19,684 79.5 -2.3
Unionist hold Swing -4.6
General Election 1922 : Cheltenham[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Agg-Gardner 11,383 58.0 -2.3
Liberal Cuthbert Plaistowe 8,237 42.0 +2.3
Majority 3,146 16.0 -4.6
Turnout 19,620 81.8 +13.2
Unionist hold Swing -2.3

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 14 December 1918: Cheltenham[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist James Agg-Gardner 9,602 60.3 +10.3
Liberal Richard Davies 6,317 39.7 -10.3
Majority 3,285 20.6 +20.6
Turnout 15,919 68.6 -24.2
Unionist hold Swing +10.3
  • endorsed by Coalition Government

General Election 1914/15:

A general election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the autumn of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted to contest that election.

Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place.

Cheltenham by-election, 1911[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Agg-Gardner 4,043 50.0 +0.6
Liberal Lewis Mathias 4,039 49.9 -0.6
Majority 4 0.0 -1.2
Turnout 8,082 92.8 +1.8
Conservative hold Swing
Richard Mathias
General Election December 1910: Cheltenham[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Mathias 3,846 50.6 +1.5
Conservative Vere Ponsonby 3,753 49.4 -1.5
Majority 93 1.2 -0.5
Turnout 7,599 91.0 -2.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
General Election January 1910: Cheltenham[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Vere Ponsonby 3,988 50.9 +3.6
Liberal Richard Mathias 3,850 49.1 -3.6
Majority 138 1.8 -3.6
Turnout 7,838 93.8 +2.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

John Sears
General Election 1906[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Sears 3,910 52.7 n/a
Conservative James Agg-Gardner 3,509 47.3 n/a
Majority 401 5.4 n/a
Turnout 7,419 91.4 n/a
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing n/a
General Election 1900: Cheltenham[31][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Agg-Gardner unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1895: Cheltenham[31][32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Francis Shirley 3,409 53.5 -1.9
Liberal Wilfrid T Blaydes 2,940 46.1 +1.5
Independent Labour Alton William Hillen 23 0.4 n/a
Majority 469 7.4 -3.4
Turnout 6,372 88.9 +0.8
Conservative hold Swing -1.7
General Election 1892: Cheltenham[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Agg-Gardner 3,241 55.4 -4.1
Liberal Frank Debenham 2,610 44.6 +4.1
Majority 631 10.8 -8.2
Turnout 5,851 88.1 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing -4.1

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

General Election 1886: Cheltenham[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Agg-Gardner 3,323 59.5 +3.0
Liberal Russell Hugh Worthington Biggs 2,260 40.5 -3.0
Majority 1,063 19.0 +6.0
Turnout 5,583 86.4 -9.6
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
Lehmann
General Election 1885: Cheltenham[31][33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Agg-Gardner 3,504 56.5 +6.7
Liberal R. C. Lehmann 2,700 43.5 -6.7
Majority 804 13.0 +13.0
Turnout 6,204 96.0 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing +6.7
General Election 1880: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles de Ferrieres 2,318 50.2 +3.7
Conservative James Agg-Gardner 2,297 49.8 -3.8
Majority 21 +0.4 -6.6
Turnout 4,615 91.9 +2.7
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +3.7

Election in the 1870s[edit]

General Election 1874: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Agg-Gardner 2,121 53.5 +6.5
Liberal Henry Bernhard Samuelson 1,842 46.5 -6.5
Majority 279 7.0 +1.0
Turnout 3,963 89.3 +1.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.6

Elections in the 1860s[edit]

General Election 1868: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Bernhard Samuelson 1646 53.0 +3.6
Conservative James Agg-Gardner 1,458 47.0 -3.6
Majority 188 6.1 +4.9
Turnout 3,104 87.8 +5.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +5.9
General Election 1865: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Schreiber 1,157 50.6 +0.9
Liberal Francis Berkeley 1,129 49.4 -0.9
Majority 28 1.2 +0.6
Turnout 2,286 81.8 +5.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +1.0

Elections in the 1850s[edit]

General Election 1859: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Berkeley 922 50.3 n/a
Conservative Charles Schreiber 910 49.7 n/a
Majority 12 0.7 n/a
Turnout 1,832 84.4 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1857: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Berkeley unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
Cheltenham by-election, 1856[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Berkeley 841 56.2 -24.8
Conservative E.G. Hallewell 655 43.8 +24.8
Majority 186 12.4 -49.6
Turnout 1,496 68.9 +25.3
Liberal hold Swing -24.9
Cheltenham by-election, 1855[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Grenville Berkeley 760 81.0 +27.5
Conservative W. Ridler 178 19.0 -27.5
Majority 582 62.0 +55.1
Turnout 938 43.7 -34.1
Liberal hold Swing +27.5
General Election 1852: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Craven Berkeley 999 53.5 -0.7
Conservative Sir Willoughby Jones 869 46.5 +0.7
Majority 130 7.0 -1.3
Turnout 1,868 77.8 +0.2
Liberal hold Swing -0.7

Elections in the 1840s[edit]

Cheltenham by-election, 4 September 1848[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Grenville Berkeley 986 54.1 -0.6
Conservative B. Escott 835 45.9 +0.6
Majority 151 8.3 -1.1
Turnout 1,821 77.7 -2.2
Liberal hold Swing -0.6
Cheltenham by-election, 29 June 1848[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Craven Berkeley 1,024 54.7 +7.6
Conservative J.A. Gardner 848 45.3 -7.4
Majority 176 9.4 -37.7
Turnout 1,872 79.8 -2.3
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +7.5
General Election 1847: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sir Willoughby Jones 1,015 52.7 +6.7
Liberal Craven Berkeley 907 47.1 -6.6
Conservative E.C. Smith 4 0.2 n/a
Majority 108 5.6 +5.3
Turnout 1,926 82.1 +11.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +6.6
General Election 1841: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Craven Berkeley 764 53.7 -14.3
Conservative J.A. Gardner 655 46.0 +14.0
Liberal T.P. Thompson 4 0.3 n/a
Majority 109 7.7 -28.3
Turnout 1,423 71.0 +0.8
Liberal hold Swing -14.1

Elections in the 1830s[edit]

General Election 1837: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Craven Berkeley 632 68.0 -26.3
Conservative J. Peel 298 32.0 n/a
Majority 334 35.9 -52.6
Turnout 930 70.2 +24.8
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1835: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Craven Berkeley 411 94.3 n/a
Liberal W.P. Gaslell 25 5.7 n/a
Majority 386 88.5 n/a
Turnout 436 45.4 n/a
Liberal hold Swing n/a
General Election 1832: Cheltenham[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Craven Berkeley unopposed n/a n/a
Liberal win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)

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