The Cotswolds

Cirencester from the airThe Cotswolds is a large, beautiful and rural constituency, 65 miles long by 45 miles at the widest point.

Towns include Cirencester, the largest town, as well as Andoversford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Fairford, Lechdale, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury and Wotton-under-Edge.

Lower SlaughterWithin this big constituency is the largest of Britain’s 41 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a distinction which reflects the imagery most commonly associated with the Cotswolds: lovely countryside characterised by rolling hills and unique towns and villages. The area is enormously popular with tourists, who enjoy the market towns constructed of beautiful Cotswold stone. Tourism overtook agriculture as the largest single employer several years ago.

Cirencester AbbeyThe Cotswolds has the highest number of listed buildings of any constituency in the UK. It also contains eight of the 20 most popular attractions within Gloucestershire, including the Westonbirt Arboretum, Hidcote Manor and the Chedworth Roman Villa.



Ha'penny Bridge, LechladeAgriculture remains an important industry in the Cotswolds, and Cirencester is the home of the Royal Agricultural College, one of the most widely respected agricultural colleges in the world.





Other important insitutions include the Campden Food & Research Centre, and the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh.



 

Constituency Map

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Ebrington School Report

Ebrington School - Independent Evidence Review 2016.

Support Local Pharmacies

Many of you have contacted me as part of the “Support Local Pharmacies” postcard campaign.

Weekly Update

I have had an active week both in and out of Parliament and have been fortunate enough to speak in a number of important debates in the House.

3rd May 2016

Integrated Transport APPG

HS2 and Intermodality for the UK: How do we better link up the UK?

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