The Cotswolds

Old parliamentary constituency

This constituency no longer exists. Please select one of the replacement constituencies below

In June 2024, this constituency was replaced by three new constituencies:

North Cotswolds

Covers approximately 44% of this old constituency’s population, and 67% of this old constituency’s area.

South Cotswolds

Covers approximately 50% of this old constituency’s population, and 30% of this old constituency’s area.

Stroud

Covers approximately 6% of this old constituency’s population, and 2% of this old constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

9th Apr 1992

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

71%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

84%

72.2% national average

Support nuclear energy

63%

57.4% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

55%

51.9% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

92%

84.2% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

22%

24.2% national average

Second placed party at most recent election

Liberal Democrats

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

20%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

17%

23.7% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

35%

37.6% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 16% 18.7%
Net agree 76% 72.5%
Net disagree 8% 8.7%
Partly agree 39% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 37% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 2% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

42%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

24%

26.7% national average

Oppose Net Zero

14%

12.7% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 22% 23.5%
Net agree 60% 58.8%
Net disagree 18% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 36% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 12% 10.6%
Strongly agree 24% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 7% 7.2%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 61% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 39% 42.6%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

73%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

23%

28.8% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

39%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 9.9% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 10.8% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 8.5% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 9.4% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 12.5% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 15.6% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 13.9% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 12.4% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 7.2% 5.0%

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

18.6%

28.2% national average

Ethnicity

This area National average
African 0.3% 2.2%
Any other ethnic group 0.3% 1.4%
Arab 0.0% 0.5%
Bangladeshi 0.1% 0.9%
Caribbean 0.1% 0.9%
Chinese 0.2% 0.7%
English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 92.3% 76.5%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.1% 0.1%
Indian 0.4% 2.8%
Irish 0.7% 0.8%
Other Asian 0.5% 1.5%
Other Black 0.1% 0.4%
Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 0.5% 0.7%
Other White 3.4% 5.7%
Pakistani 0.1% 2.4%
Roma 0.1% 0.2%
White and Asian 0.5% 0.8%
White and Black African 0.2% 0.4%
White and Black Caribbean 0.3% 0.8%

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Socio-economic status

This area National average
Full-time students 4.8% 7.4%
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 18.2% 12.9%
Intermediate occupations 10.3% 11.5%
Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 22.4% 19.9%
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 5.3% 5.5%
Never worked / long-term unemployed 4.7% 8.5%
Routine occupations 8.9% 12.2%
Semi-routine occupations 9.9% 11.5%
Small employers and own account workers 15.4% 10.6%

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of CAFOD parishes

1

1.4 national average

Number of CAFOD schools

1

2.3 national average

Number of Friends of the Earth local action groups

5

  • Cirencester Friends of the Earth
  • Climate Action Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Minchinhampton Climate Action Network
  • Stroud District CAN Forum
  • Wotton Area Climate Action Network

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

1

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

9

  • Arle Grove
  • Barrow Wake
  • Box Wood
  • Crickley Hill
  • Greystones Farm
  • Kilkenny
  • Old London Road
  • Roundhouse Lake
  • Whelford Pools