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.
From 10 February until 23 March 2022 we will hold our 6-week secondary consultation. We will publish all of the comments we received during the initial consultation and will invite you to make any further comments on these 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. At this time we will also hold between 2 and 5 public hearings - to attend a public hearing, see our news release.
In late 2022 we may publish revised proposals for consultation.
We will submit our final recommendations before 1 July 2023.
Supporting and background information
2023 Review - Existing constituency electorates
2023 Review - Electorate by Ward
2023 Review - Existing constituency map with electorate
BCS 2023 Review Policies and Procedures
Speakers Report on progress during 2021
BCS 2023 Review Initial Proposals News Release
BCS 2023 Review Initial Proposals Summary Booklet
2023 Review - Commission Meeting Index (Initial Proposals)
2023 Review - Constituency electorate by ward (Initial Proposals)
Secondary Consultation and Public Hearings
2023 Review - Secondary consultation stage
2023 Review - Public Hearing Dates
Summary of responses to initial consultation
Responses 11681 - 11888
Responses 11889 - 11943
Responses 11944 - 11965
Responses 11966 - 11992
Initial Proposals: Constituency Maps
All Scotland | Aberdeen North | Aberdeen South | Airdrie and Shotts | Angus and Strathmore | Argyll | Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock | Banff and Buchan | Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk | Central Ayrshire | Coatbridge and Bellshill | Dumfries and Galloway | Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale | Dundee East and Arbroath | Dundee West and Gowrie | East Kilbride and Strathaven | East Lothian Coast | East Renfrewshire | Edinburgh East | Edinburgh North and Leith | Edinburgh South | Edinburgh South West | Edinburgh West | Forth Valley South | Glasgow Central | Glasgow East | Glasgow North | Glasgow South | Glasgow South West | Glasgow West | Glenrothes and Loch Leven | Gordon and Moray South | Hamilton and Clyde Valley | Highland Central | Highland East and Elgin | Highland North | Inverclyde and Bridge of Weir | Kelvin North | Kelvin South | Kilmarnock and Loudoun | Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath | Linlithgow and Bathgate | Livingston | Mid Forth Valley | Midlothian | Motherwell and Clydesdale North | North Ayrshire and Arran | North East Fife | Perth and Tay | Renfrew North | Renfrew South | Rutherglen | Stirling | West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine | West Dunbartonshire | West Fife
Initial Proposals: GIS Shapefile (less protected constituencies)