Stroud is a small town in Gloucestershire. It's also the name of a Parliamentary constituency that covers a much larger area.
It stretches from the Cotswolds across to the Severn, and takes in a long stretch of the M5, from Gloucester almost down to the turning for Wootton. Towns and villages within the constituency include:
The electoral wards are as follows: Amberley and Woodchester, Berkeley, Bisley, Caincross, Cam East, Cam West, Central, Chalford, Coaley and Uley, Dursley, Eastington and Standish, Farmhill and Paganhill, Hardwicke, Nailsworth, Over Stroud, Painswick, Rodborough, Severn, Slade, Stonehouse, The Stanleys, Thrupp, Trinity, Uplands, Upton St Leonards, Vale, and Valley in the Stroud District.
In the past, the constituency has included Thornbury and other settlements, but the constituency as it exists today was created in 1955 and it still covers a large area.