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Thank You Stroud

David Drew, Labour and Co-operative Party candidate, has been returned as the new M.P. for the Stroud Constituency in the next Parliament!

David Drew held the seat as MP for 13 years in the period 1997 - 2010. David Drew bounced from retirement to reclaim the seat with 47 per cent of votes (29,994), 687 ahead of his Conservative rival and a hefty 5,553 vote swing.

He said: “It’s the seventh time I’ve done this, I should retire more often!“I never thought I would come back and be a winner, but the people of Stroud have had their chance and had their say.“I think maybe now the prime minister will be thinking about her position.

“We now need to pull together as a community in Stroud and nationally after the attacks in London and Manchester.“I’m not ever in something for the short term, and I’m delighted to go back to Westminster, there is a lot of work I had left unfinished.

“Education cuts are a real concern, damage done to the children centres is something I will take up with the county council, health services are in dire need of attention and we need to get more jobs back into the Stroud constituency.

“I’m surprised but it is now important to take stock and get some good governance back into the country.”

Labour - David Drew – 29,994 votes – 47 per cent

Conservatives – Neil Carmichael – 29, 307 votes – 45.92 per cent

Liberal Democrats – Max Wilkinson – 2,053 votes – 3.2 per cent

Green Party – Sarah Lunnon – 1,423 votes – 2.2 per cent

UKIP – Glen Gogerly – 1,039 votes – 1.6 per cent

Overall turnout: 77 per cent

Overall votes: 63,816


 Labour Welcomes the General Election 2017

We welcome the General Election 2017. This is Stroud's opportunity to reject the divisive policies of  Theresa May. The Labour Party is the party capable of defeating Neil Carmichael.

Winning here in the Stroud Constituency is essential if we are to return a much needed Labour Government. Following the vote in the House of Commons, to call an election on 8 June 2017, we are working with our national party to select a candidate as soon as possible.

You can help by contacting us on 01453 840 080 or

Donation towards the Labour Party General Election campaign here in Stroud constituency can be at  

You can join online at it can cost from as little as £1 a month. Alternatively, pop into our office to pick up a membership application form.

Stroud Labour office opening hours

Our normal Stroud office is at 5a Lansdown, Stroud (open 11-12.30 Monday to Friday and 10-12 on Saturday). These will be extended for the duration of the General Election 2017.

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The deadline to register to vote in the General Election 2017 is Monday 22 May 2017. Don’t lose out! All individuals must register in person - no one else can do it for you.

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