List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gloucestershire

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The county of Gloucestershire is divided into 6 Parliamentary constituencies - 2 Borough constituencies and 4 County constituencies.


  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate[1] Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[2][3] Map
Cheltenham BC 77,286 6,516   Alex Chalk Martin Horwood¤ Cheltenham Borough Council: 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, Warden Hill.
Forest of Dean CC 69,865 10,987   Mark Harper   Steve Parry-Hearn Forest of Dean District Council: Alvington, Aylburton and West Lydney, Awre, Berry Hill, Blaisdon and Longhope, Bream, Bromesberrow and Dymock, Christchurch and English Bicknor, Churcham and Huntley, Cinderford East, Cinderford West, Coleford Central, Coleford East, Hartpury, Hewelsfield and Woolaston, Littledean and Ruspidge, Lydbrook and Ruardean, Lydney East, Lydney North, Mitcheldean and Drybrook, Newent Central, Newland and St Briavels, Newnham and Westbury, Oxenhall and Newent North East, Pillowell, Redmarley, Tibberton, Tidenham. Tewkesbury Borough Council: Highnam with Haw Bridge.
Gloucester BC 82,964 7,241   Richard Graham   Sophy Gardner Gloucester City Council: Abbey, Barnwood, Barton and Tredworth, Elmbridge, Grange, Hucclecote, Kingsholm and Wotton, Matson and Robinswood, Moreland, Podsmead, Quedgeley Fieldcourt, Quedgeley Severn Vale, Tuffley, Westgate.
Stroud CC 80,544 4,866   Neil Carmichael   David Drew Stroud District Council: Amberley and Woodchester, Berkeley, Bisley, Cainscross, Cam East, Cam West, Central, Chalford, Coaley and Uley, Dursley, Eastington and Standish, Farmhill and Paganhill, Hardwicke, Nailsworth, Over Stroud, Painswick, Rodborough, Severn, Slade, Stonehouse, The Stanleys, Thrupp, Trinity, Uplands, Upton St Leonards, Vale, Valley.
Tewkesbury CC 78,910 21,972   Laurence Robertson Ed Buxton Cheltenham Borough Council: Prestbury, Swindon Village. Gloucester City Council: Longlevens. Tewkesbury Borough Council: Ashchurch with Walton Cardiff, Badgeworth, Brockworth, Churchdown Brookfield, Churchdown St John’s, Cleeve Grange, Cleeve Hill, Cleeve St Michael’s, Cleeve West, Coombe Hill, Hucclecote, Innsworth with Down Hatherley, Isbourne, Northway, Oxenton Hill, Shurdington, Tewkesbury Newtown,

Tewkesbury Prior’s Park, Tewkesbury Town With Mitton, Twyning, Winchcombe.

The Cotswolds CC 78,291 21,477   Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Paul Hodgkinson Cotswold District Council: Ampney-Coln, Avening, Beacon-Stow, Blockley, Bourton-on-the-Water, Campden-Vale, Chedworth, Churn Valley, Cirencester Beeches, Cirencester Chesterton, Cirencester Park, Cirencester Stratton-Whiteway, Cirencester Watermoor, Ermin, Fairford, Fosseridge, Grumbolds Ash, Hampton, Kempsford-Lechlade, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Rissingtons, Riversmeet, Sandywell, Tetbury, Thames Head, Three Rivers, Water Park. Stroud District Council: Kingswood, Minchinhampton, Wotton-under-Edge.

Boundary changes[edit]

Current proposals by the Boundary Commission for England would retain these 6 constituencies, with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. Although the changes are small, the expanded Cotswold constituency will be called The Cotswolds. These changes will be implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.

Name Pre-2010 Boundaries Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. Cheltenham BC
  2. Cotswold CC (see below)
  3. Forest of Dean CC
  4. Gloucester BC
  5. Stroud CC
  6. Tewkesbury CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Gloucestershire
Proposed Revision


2005 2010 2015
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See also[edit]

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Avon for divisions in South Gloucestershire and Bristol.

Historical representation by party[edit]

1885 to 1918[edit]

Constituency 1885 1886 87 90 1892 92 93 95 1895 1900 1906 Jan 1910 Dec 1910 11 16
Bristol East Cossham Weston Wills Hobhouse
Bristol North Fry --> Townsend Fry Wills Birrell
Bristol South Weston Hill Long Davies
Bristol West M. E. Hicks-Beach Gibbs
Cheltenham Agg-Gardner Russell Agg-Gardner Sears Ponsonby Mathias Agg-Gardner
Cirencester Winterbotham --> --> Chester-Master Lawson Bathurst Essex Bathurst
Forest of Dean Blake Samuelson Dilke Webb
Gloucester Robinson Monk Rea Terrell
Stroud Brand Holloway Jones Cripps Allen
Tewkesbury Yorke Dorington M. H. Hicks Beach W. F. Hicks-Beach
Thornbury Howard Plunkett Colston Rendall

1918 to 1950[edit]

Constituency 1918 1922 1923 1924 25 28 1929 31 1931 1935 36 37 39 43 1945
Bristol Central Inskip Alpass A. Apsley V. Apsley Awbery
Bristol East Britton Morris Baker Cripps --> -->
Bristol North Gange C. Guest Ayles F. Guest Ayles Bernays Bernays Coldrick
Bristol South Davies Rees --> Walkden Lindsay Walkden Wilkins
Bristol West Gibbs Culverwell Stanley
Cheltenham Agg-Gardner Preston Lipson -->
Cirencester and Tewkesbury Davies Morrison
Forest of Dean Wignall Purcell Vaughan Worthington Price
Gloucester Bruton Horlick Boyce Turner-Samuels
Stroud Lister Tubbs F. Guest Nelson Perkins Parkin
Thornbury Rendall Woodcock Rendall Gunston Alpass

1950 to 1983[edit]

Constituency 1950 50 51 1951 1955 57 1959 61 63 1964 1966 1970 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 1979
Bristol Central Awbery Palmer
Bristol North East Coldrick Hopkins Dobson Adley Palmer
Bristol North West Braithwaite Boyd McLaren Ellis McLaren Thomas Colvin
Bristol South Wilkins Cocks
Bristol South East Cripps Benn St Clair Benn
Bristol West Stanley Monckton Cooke Waldegrave
Cheltenham W. W. Hicks-Beach Dodds-Parker Irving
Cirencester and Tewkesbury Morrison --> Ridley
Gloucester Turner-Samuels Diamond Oppenheim
Gloucestershire South Crosland Corfield Cope
Gloucestershire West Price Loughlin Watkinson Marland
Kingswood Walker Aspinwall
Stroud & Thornbury / Stroud (1955) Perkins Kershaw

1983 to present[edit]

Constituency 1983 1987 1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015
Cheltenham Irving Jones Horwood Chalk
Cotswold / The Cotswolds (2010) Clifton-Brown
West Gloucestershire / Forest of Dean (1997) Marland Organ Harper
Gloucester Oppenheim French Kingham Dhanda Graham
Stroud Kershaw Knapman Drew Carmichael
Cirencester and Tewkesbury / Tewkesbury (1997) Ridley Clifton-Brown Robertson


  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.