2018 review of UK parliamentary constituencies

The UK Parliament has decided to reduce the number of constituencies from 650 to 600. In Scotland this means that 59 constituencies will be reduced to 53.

17 October 2017

The Boundary Commission for Scotland has today published its Revised Proposals for UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland. This publication marks the start of an 8 week public consultation process which runs until Monday 11 December 2017.

Comments on the Revised Proposals can be made on the Boundary Commission for Scotland interactive consultation portal. Members of the public and interested parties can view the boundaries and the name of the proposed constituencies and compare them with the existing constituency boundaries and other boundaries. Comments can also be made by email to bcs@scottishboundaries.gov.uk or by letter to Boundary Commission for Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HD. All comments should be submitted no later than 11 December 2017 which is the end of statutory consultation period.

28 February 2017

On the 28 February 2017, the Boundary Commission for Scotland starts their four week secondary consultation period as part of its 2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies. This secondary consultation period allows remarks to be made to the Commission concerning any of the comments and alternative suggestions made during the public consultation on the Commission’s Initial Proposals for constituencies including those made at the five public hearings held during November and December 2016.

All of the information for the secondary consultation period can be found on the Boundary Commission for Scotland interactive portal. Members of the public and interested parties can view all the comments received and comment on them online. Comments can also be made by email to bcs@scottishboundaries.gov.uk or by letter to Boundary Commission for Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HD. All comments should be submitted no later than 27 March 2017 which is the end of statutory consultation period.

20 October 2016

The Boundary Commission for Scotland published initial proposals for a new map of UK parliamentary constituencies in Scotland on Thursday 20 October 2016. The publication marks the start of a 12 week consultation on the proposals which runs until Wednesday 11 January 2017.

Members of the public and interested parties can get further information and submit views on the Commission’s interactive portal and a number of public events will be held around the country.