About Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury constituency

Tewkesbury Constituency covers most of Tewkesbury Borough (except the area west of the Severn) and parts of Cheltenham Borough and Gloucester City.

Essentially the main centres are Tewkesbury town, Ashchurch and Northway, Bishops Cleeve, Winchcombe, Churchdown, Brockworth, Prestbury and Swindon Village and Longlevens.

There are currently 10 Liberal Democrat Councillors at Borough level (8 on Tewkesbury Borough and 2 on Cheltenham Borough). Wards represented by Liberal Democrats cover Bishop's Cleeve, Churchdown, and Swindon Village. We are the main opposition group to the Tory Controlled Teweksbury Borough Council but the Liberal Democrats control Cheltenham Borough. Councillors have been fighting hard to protect the Green Belt which is threatened in the Joint Core Strategy being developed by Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury Councils.

We also have 2 County Councillors within the Constituency: 1 in Churchdown and 1 covering the Swindon Village area. The Liberal Democrats are the major Tewkesbury Constituency GE result 2010opposition Group on the County Council, having increased their proportion of seats in the 2016 elections.

In the General Election of 2010 the result showed how strong the Liberal Democrat potential in the constituency is for the future: 19,162 electors supported us. After some disappointment in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections we are back in contention again and helped ensure 2 Lib Dem MEPs wee elected for the SW in June 2019.

There are no Labour councillors at District or County level within the Constituency, and the Liberal Democrats continue to provide the main opposition to the Conservatives in the area; indeed in the Tewkesbury Borough local elections of May 2019 we scored over 28% of the vote in the contested seats.