List of Parliamentary constituencies in Gloucestershire
|Constituency[note 1]||Electorate||Majority[note 2]||Member of Parliament||Nearest opposition||Electoral wards||Map|
|Cheltenham BC||81,044||981||Alex Chalk †||Max Wilkinson ¤||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||71,438||15,869||Mark Harper †||Di Martin ‡||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||81,319||10,277||Richard Graham †||Fran Boait ‡||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||84,537||3,840||Siobhan Baillie †||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||83,958||22,410||Laurence Robertson †||Alex Hegenbarth ¤||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||81,939||20,214||Geoffrey Clifton-Brown †||Liz Webster ¤||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.|
For 2010 the Boundary Commission for England retained 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 was called The Cotswolds. These changes were implemented at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
|Name||Pre-2010 Boundaries||Post-2010 Boundaries|
Proposed boundary changes
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they did not come into effect for the 2019 election which took place on 12 December 2019, and which was contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
Under the terms of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, the Sixth Review was based on reducing the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and a strict electoral parity requirement that the electorate of all constituencies should be within a range of 5% either side of the electoral quota.
On 24 March 2020, the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Chloe Smith, issued a written statement to Parliament setting out the Government's thinking with regard to parliamentary boundaries. They propose to bring forward primary legislation to remove the statutory obligation to implement the 2018 Boundary Review recommendations, as well as set the framework for future boundary reviews in time for the next review which is due to begin in early 2021 and report no later than October 2023. It is proposed that the number of constituencies now remains at the current level of 650, rather than being reduced to 600, while retaining the requirement that the electorate should be no more than +/- 5% from the electoral quota.
Primary data source: House of Commons research briefing - General election results from 1918 to 2019
The number of votes cast for each political party who fielded candidates in constituencies comprising Gloucestershire in the 2019 general election were as follows:
|Party||Votes||%||Change from 2017||Seats||Change from 2017|
Note that before 1983 Gloucestershire covered a wider and much more populous area than it does today, including the north of what became Avon and the city of Bristol.
|Election year||1922||1924||1929||1931||1945||1950||1951||1955||1959||1964||1966||1970||1974 (F)||1974 (O)||1979||1983||1987||1992||1997||2001||2005||2010||2015||2017||2019|
1including National Liberal
* Included in Other
Accurate vote percentages cannot be obtained for the elections of 1918, 1923 and 1935 because at least one candidate stood unopposed.
|Election year||1950||1951||1955||1959||1964||1966||1970||1974 (F)||1974 (O)||1979||1983||1987||1992||1997||2001||2005||2010||2015||2017||2019|
1including National Liberal
Historical representation by party
A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.
1885 to 1918
|Constituency||1885||1886||87||90||1892||92||93||95||1895||1900||1906||Jan 1910||Dec 1910||11||16|
|Bristol West||M. E. Hicks-Beach||Gibbs|
|Forest of Dean||Blake||Samuelson||Dilke||Webb|
|Tewkesbury||Yorke||Dorington||M. H. Hicks Beach||W. F. Hicks-Beach|
1918 to 1950
|Bristol Central||Inskip||Alpass||A. Apsley||V. Apsley||Awbery|
|Bristol North||Gange||C. Guest||Ayles||F. Guest||Ayles||Bernays||→||Coldrick|
|Cirencester and Tewkesbury||Davies||Morrison|
|Forest of Dean||Wignall||Purcell||Vaughan||Worthington||Price|
1950 to 1983
|Constituency||1950||50||51||1951||51||1955||57||1959||61||63||1964||1966||1970||Feb 1974||Oct 1974||1979|
|Bristol North East||Coldrick||Hopkins||Dobson||Adley||Palmer|
|Bristol North West||Braithwaite||Boyd||McLaren||Ellis||McLaren||Thomas||Colvin|
|Bristol South East||Cripps||Benn||St Clair||Benn|
|Cheltenham||W. W. Hicks-Beach||Dodds-Parker||Irving|
|Cirencester and Tewkesbury||Morrison||→||Ridley|
|Stroud & Thornbury / Stroud (1955)||Perkins||Kershaw|
1983 to present
|Cotswold / The Cotswolds (2010)||Clifton-Brown|
|West Gloucestershire / Forest of Dean (1997)||Marland||Organ||Harper|
|Cirencester and Tewkesbury / Tewkesbury (1997)||Ridley||Clifton-Brown||Robertson|
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
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- "Constituencies A-Z - Election 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
- "Update: Strengthening Democracy:Written statement - HCWS183". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
- Watson, Christopher; Uberoi, Elise; Loft, Philip (2020-04-17). "General election results from 1918 to 2019".