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 Tewkesbury
Other Conservative hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Laurence Robertson Conservative 20,830 46.1 +0.3
Keir Dhillon Labour 12,167 26.9 +0.7
Steve Martin Liberal Democrat 11,863 26.2 -1.8
Charles Vernall Independent 335 0.7  
Majority 8,663 19.2
Turnout 45,195 64.3 -11.9
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.2% from Conservative to Labour

Description
Although this constituency is named after Tewkesbury, the town itself is on the northern periphery of the seat, which sprawls southwards, almost encircling Lib Dem-held Cheltenham and bordering Labour held Gloucester.

Most of the seat is made up of wards from Tewkesbury Borough Council, but there are also a few from Cheltenham Borough Council.

Tewkesbury is an historic market town on the northern border of the County at the confluence of the Rivers Severn and Avon. On the main road between Gloucester and Worcester, it is not far from the M5 and is a popular tourist destination.

However, the heart of this seat lies in the modern residential areas between Gloucester and Cheltenham such as Churchdown, Brockworth and Innsworth.

Churchdown lies halfway between Cheltenham and Gloucester, with the oldest part of the village on the top of Chosen Hill which was used as an ancient hill fort. Brockworth has many historical associations given that it is on the old Roman Road of Ermin Street; and at Innsworth a thriving Technology Park provides a base for a wide range of small businesses.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Tewkesbury
Conservative hold
Name Party Votes %
Laurence Robertson Conservative 23,859 45.8
John Sewell Liberal Democrat 14,625 28.0
Kelvin Tustin Labour 13,665 26.2
Majority 9,234 17.7
Turnout 52,149 76.2
 
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