2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies
On 5 September 2018 we submitted our Report for the 2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies to the Secretary of State for Scotland.
We commenced our 2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies in February 2016.
On 20 October 2016 we published our initial proposals for a 12 week consultation period, until 11 January 2017. We conducted a secondary consultation on our Initial Proposals for constituencies from 28 February until 27 March 2017.
On 17 October 2017 we published our revised proposals for a 8 week consultation period, until 11 December 2017.
The Review was carried out simultaneously for the whole of the United Kingdom by the 4 parliamentary Boundary Commissions, and will result in the number of constituencies for the United Kingdom being 600.
Rules allocate Scotland 53 constituencies out of 600 across the UK, 6 fewer than at present.
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.
The legislation governing our reviews of UK Parliament constituencies is the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (as amended). The current text of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 is available on the Legislation page of our website.