About the Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean constituency includes the areas of Gloucestershire West of the Severn.  It borders on Herefordshire to the North, Wales to the West, and the Severn to the East.

The constituency encompasses a significant part of West Gloucestershire between the River Severn and the River Wye, including the historic Forest of Dean itself (which is one of the oldest surviving woodland areas in England).

The Forest of Dean has a rich industrial and cultural heritage, with the market towns of Cinderford, Coleford, and Lydney sitting alongside the natural beauty of the Forest itself.  The Wye Valley on the western border of the constituency is a particularly stunning attraction for locals and tourists alike.  The Vale of Leadon makes up the north of the constituency, with a long history of farming centred on the market town of Newent.

The constituency also includes parishes from Tewkesbury Borough, including Highnam, Chaceley, and Ashleworth.

I live in the constituency near Ruardean, and my constituency office is based in Cinderford.