2023 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies

The Boundary Commission for Scotland began its 2023 Review of UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland in January 2021.

Scotland has been allocated 57 constituencies for the 2023 Review, two less than at present. England has been allocated 543 (+10), Northern Ireland 18 (no change) and Wales 32 (-8).

Each constituency that we recommend must contain no less than 69,724 Parliamentary electors, and no more than 77,062 (except two ‘protected’ constituencies of Na h-Eileanan an Iar (the Western Isles) and Orkney and Shetland.

If it is considered necessary, the Commission can recommend a constituency with an electorate lower than the minimum if it is larger than 12,000 square kilometres. No constituency can be larger than 13,000 square kilometres.

We published our initial proposals for an 8-week consultation on 14 October 2021 and welcome all comments in opposition or support of the proposals via our consultation site www.bcs2023review.com. The existing and proposed constituency boundaries can be viewed on our consultation site. PDF maps of our proposed constituencies and further information are available below.

In early 2022 we will publish all of the comments we receive during the initial consultation and will invite you to make any further comments on these. At this time we will also hold between 2 and 5 public hearings.

In late 2022 we may publish revised proposals for consultation.

We will submit our final recommendations before 1 July 2023.

Supporting information

2023 Review - Existing constituency electorates

2023 Review - Electorate by Ward

2023 Review - Existing constituency map with electorate

BCS 2023 Review Policies and Procedures

Initial Proposals

BCS 2023 Review Initial Proposals News Release

BCS 2023 Review Initial Proposals Summary Booklet

BCS 2023 Review List of Display Points for Initial Proposals Updated 011121

2023 Review - Commission Meeting Index (Initial Proposals)

2023 Review - Constituency electorate by ward (Initial Proposals)

Secondary Consultation and Public Hearings

2023 Review - Public Hearing Dates