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.
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)
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)