LINDSAY Sandiford faces years in a Thai prison as she battles a death penalty for drug trafficking.
The 56-year-old grandmother, who once lived in Hester's Way and Warden Hill, was arrested in May last year after police in Bali said they found 10.6lb of cocaine worth £1.6 million in the lining of her suitcase.
She wept as sentence was passed yesterday.
Sandiford now faces the prospect of a firing squad, but has been told that there are a number of lines of appeal open to her.
The British Government has vowed to do all it can for her after Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood pushed for the embassy to get involved.
Sandiford had claimed in court that she was forced into trafficking the drugs by gangsters who were threatening to hurt one of her children.
Delivering the sentence, a panel, headed by Judge Amser Simanjuntak, concluded Sandiford had damaged Bali's image as a tourist destination and weakened its anti-drugs programme. The judge told the court: "We found no reason to lighten her sentence."
Prosecutors said during Sandiford's trial that they were seeking a 15-year prison term.
Raising her case during Foreign Office questions, Mr Horwood said: "Whatever our abhorrence at this evil trade, does the Foreign Secretary agree that this is out of keeping with Indonesia's historic progress towards democracy and human rights and will he ensure that Mrs Sandiford, who has struggled with legal representation, receives the best possible consular support?" And Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire said: "Under Indonesian law, Lindsay has at least two further avenues of appeal through the courts as well as an opportunity to apply for presidential clemency should these be unsuccessful."
A former colleague of Sandiford in Cheltenham said she should have "expected the consequences" of flouting Bali's strict laws.
Maria Swift, 47, worked for Sandiford as a secretary at DTS Legal in the town.
She said: "When you go into these countries, it does state that the importation of drugs is punishable by death. She's not a stupid woman, she would have known.
"I'm a firm believer that the law is the law and it is there for a reason, this is the ultimate punishment and she should and would have known that could have happened to her."