Martin Horwood was Cheltenham’s Member of Parliament from 2005 until 2015 when the seat was won by the Conservatives. The MP for Cheltenham represents most – but not all – of Cheltenham borough. You can contact the new Conservative MP at:
Alex Chalk MP (Conservative)
Gloucester Business Park
Gloucester GL3 4AD
01452 371 630
The new Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham is Max Wilkinson, a former Gloucestershire Echo journalist who knows the town inside out. Max is a proven Liberal Democrat campaigner who originally represented Park ward near Leckhampton on the borough council but now lives in and represents Oakley ward, including less well off areas like Whaddon.
Because parliamentary constituencies all have to be roughly the same size they don’t always include the whole of larger towns or boroughs. The parishes of Prestbury and Swindon Village are in Cheltenham borough but not in the Cheltenham constituency. They fall instead into Tewkesbury constituency, represented by Conservative Laurence Robertson, who can also be contacted at Gloucester Business Park.
Unless Brexit takes away our democratic representation within the European Union, Cheltenham is also represented by our elected Members of the European Parliament and forms part of the South West England constituency.
Young people in the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury constituency aged 11 to 18 can also vote for their local Member of the UK Youth Parliament, or MYP, although there is no current MYP for Cheltenham.