Gloucester (UK Parliament Constituency)

Gloucester (UK Parliament Constituency)

Coordinates: 51°52′01″N 2°14′56″W / 51.867°N 2.249°W / 51.867; -2.249

Gloucester
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons

Boundary of Gloucester in Gloucestershire.

Location of Gloucestershire within England.
County Gloucestershire
Electorate 80,788 (December 2010)
Current constituency
Created 1885 (1885)
Member of Parliament Richard Graham (Conservative)
Number of members One
1295 (1295)–1885 (1885)
Number of members Two
Type of constituency Borough constituency
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency South West England

Gloucester is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was established in 1295 to return two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons but in 1885 representation was reduced to one member under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. It now elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.

In recent years Gloucester has been a marginal constituency between Labour and the Conservatives. After nearly three decades as a Conservative seat, it was held by Labour from 1997 to 2010 before returning to the Conservatives, electing Richard Graham as MP on a swing of 8.9%.

Read more about Gloucester (UK Parliament Constituency):  Boundaries

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