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Electorate - 2018 Review

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The 2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies uses parliamentary electorate data from 1 December 2015.

We have spreadsheets giving that data for each ward within each local authority and each existing constituency.

The electoral quota for the review, which is the average electorate per constituency across the UK, is 74,769.2, with the electorate of each constituency having to be within 5% of that, that is between 71,031 and 78,507.

Note: the following island constituencies in Scotland are defined in the legislation and so will not be reviewed: Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency and Orkney and Shetland constituency. The minimum electorate requirement does not apply if the area of a constituency is greater than 12,000 square kilometres.

We have created files which contain the count of electors for this review for each unit postcode. This allows very precise counting of electors within proposed constituencies. The resulting files are available for download from this webpage. The files are available in 2 formats: a shapefile which can be used in a Geographical Information System (GIS) or as an Excel spreadsheet. This data has been derived from data from Ordnance Survey and National Records of Scotland. Your use of the Ordnance Survey content of this data is governed by the OSMA End User Licence Agreement.

GIS Shapefile - Postcode Electorate by Council Area: Aberdeen City | Aberdeenshire | Angus | Argyll & Bute | Clackmannanshire | Dumfries and Galloway | Dundee City | East Ayrshire | East Dunbartonshire | Edinburgh (City of) | East Lothian | East Renfrewshire | Falkirk | Fife | Glasgow City | Highland | Inverclyde | Midlothian | Moray | North Ayrshire | North Lanarkshire | Perth & Kinross | Renfrewshire | Scottish Borders | South Ayrshire | South Lanarkshire | Stirling | West Dunbartonshire | West Lothian

Postcode Electorate by Council Area: Aberdeen City | Aberdeenshire | Angus | Argyll & Bute | Clackmannanshire | Dumfries and Galloway | Dundee City | East Ayrshire | East Dunbartonshire | Edinburgh (City of) | East Lothian | East Renfrewshire | Falkirk | Fife | Glasgow City | Highland | Inverclyde | Midlothian | Moray | North Ayrshire | North Lanarkshire | Perth and Kinross | Renfrewshire | Scottish Borders | South Ayrshire | South Lanarkshire | Stirling | West Dunbartonshire | West Lothian

We have prepared a short description of our electorate calculations.

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