THE new MP has been revealed for the area that includes Cirencester, Malmesbury and Tetbury.

Liberal Democrat Roz Savage has become the first MP for the new South Cotswolds constituency, triumphing over Conservative former North Wiltshire MP James Gray.

Dr Savage won the constituency with 22,961 votes, while Mr Gray came second with 17,988 votes.

Mr Gray had previously served as MP for almost three decades previously representing the now abolished seat of North Wiltshire since 1997.

It was a historic night, Dr Savage becomes the first ever female MP elected for the area and the first non-Conservative MP in more than 100 years.

The full results for the election for the South Cotswolds seat are as follows:

  • Roz Savage, Liberal Democrat: 22,961
  • James Gray, Conservative Party: 17,988
  • Desi Latimer, Reform UK: 5,146
  • Zoë Billingham, Labour Party: 3,942
  • Bob Eastoe, Green Party: 1,564
  • Chris Twells, Liberal Party: 225
  • Sandy Steel, Independent: 183
  • Martin Broomfield, Social Democratic Party: 156
  • Owen Humphrys, Independent: 122

The constituency comprises just over half of the electorate of the former Cotswolds constituency, including the towns of Cirencester and Tetbury.

It also covers the northern and western parts of the abolished North Wiltshire constituency, including Cricklade, Purton and Malmesbury.

Turnout in the South Cotswolds constituency on Thursday was 72.88 per cent -  with 52,452 people voting out of an electorate of 71,971.

This was a lower turnout in contrast to 2019's snap election for the former and now abolished Cotswolds seat where 74.7 per cent voted.

Speaking in her victory speech, Dr Savage said: "Thank you, I am absolutely honoured.

"Thank you Rob to you and all of your staff here tonight, its been a long night.

"I really appreciate your diligence and hard work. I also want to thank the election manager and the rest of the team.

"As well as those who worked throughout the day, whether that was yesterday or today, I'm not quite sure."

She added: "I'd like to acknowledge my party leader Sir Ed Davey, who has run a fantastic campaign and its really great to see that reflected in his approval ratings across the country and I congratulate him on increasing his majority tonight.

"He has done a fantastic job of raising awareness of the issue of sewage in our waterways and I'm proud of his stance fighting for the clean water, and for social care and for our carers, who serve such an important role.

"My absolute heartfelt thanks to go to my campaign team, I'm so proud to call you my colleagues."

Welcoming the news, fellow Liberal Democrat and Cotswold District Council leader Joe Harris said: "Our fantastic new MP Roz Savage. 

"Thank you to everyone who helped us make history!"