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.

From 10 February to 23 March 2022 we held our 6-week secondary consultation. We published all comments received during the initial consultation and invited further comments on these via our consultation site www.bcs2023review.com. We held five public hearings during the secondary consultation. The existing and proposed constituency boundaries can be viewed at www.bcs2023review.com.

We have published our revised proposals for a final 4-week consultation stage from 8 November to 5 December 2022. Responses to our earlier consultations, revised and existing constituency boundaries can be viewed at www.bcs2023review.com.

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

2023 Review Policies and Procedures

Speakers Report on progress during 2021


Revised Proposals - Revised and Final Consultation

The Revised Proposals can be downloaded, see links below, or viewed on our consultation site www.bcs2023review.com, where comments can be submitted and existing and proposed constituency boundaries can be viewed.

Revised Proposals News Release.

Revised Proposals Summary Booklet.

Revised Proposals Constituency Maps - Aberdeen North | Aberdeen South | Aberdeenshire Central | Aberdeenshire North and Moray East | Airdrie | Argyll Bute and South Lochaber | Ayr Carrick and Cumnock | Bathgate and Linlithgow | Bearsden and Campsie Fells | Berwickshire Roxburgh and Selkirk | Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross | Central Ayrshire | Clackmannanshire and Forth Valley | Coatbridge and Bellshill | Dumfries and Galloway | Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale | Dundee East and Arbroath | Dundee West | Dunfermline and East Ochils | East Kilbride and Strathaven | East Lothian and Lammermuirs | East Renfrewshire | Edinburgh East | Edinburgh North and Leith | Edinburgh SouthEdinburgh South West | Edinburgh West | Falkirk | Glasgow North | Glasgow North East | Glasgow South  | Glasgow South East | Glasgow South West | Glasgow West | Glenrothes | Hamilton and Clyde Valley | Inverclyde and Renfrewshire West | Inverness-shire and Wester Ross | Kilmarnock and Loudoun | Kilsyth Hills and Cumbernauld | Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath | Livingston | Midlothian | Motherwell and Clydesdale North | Na h-Eileanan an Iar | Nairn Strathspey and Moray West | North Ayrshire and Arran | North East Fife | North Tayside | Orkney and Shetland | Paisley and Renfrewshire North | Paisley and Renfrewshire South | Perth and Loch Leven | Rutherglen | Stirling | West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine | West Dunbartonshire

Revised Proposals all Scotland map  | Revised Proposals with existing boundaries all Scotland map.

Revised Proposals Electorate by Ward | Revised Proposals GIS Data

Initial Proposals - Secondary Consultation and Public Hearings

2023 Review - Secondary consultation stage

2023 Review - Public Hearing Dates

Summary of responses to initial consultation


Initial Proposals - Initial Consultation

2023 Review Initial Proposals News Release

2023 Review Initial Proposals Summary Booklet

2023 Review - Commission Meeting Index (Initial Proposals)

2023 Review - Constituency electorate by ward (Initial Proposals)