The Cheltenham electorate is predominantly middle class and housed in privately-owned Victorian and Regency properties.
Set in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds it is probably best known for its racecourse and Ladies College - recently in the news following pop star Madonna’s plans to send her daughter, Lourdes there.
With all its elegant houses and well-known establishments one would think this was a Conservative stronghold but the seat has been held by Liberal Democrat Nigel Jones since 1992.
Nigel Jones first contested this seat in 1979. In early 2000, Jones and his assistant Andrew Pennington were attacked by a man wielding a sword.
Mr Jones was injured, but has now returned to work. Mr Pennington, however, was killed in the attack.