Our proposals for Scotland

We consulted the public on our initial proposals for new UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland between October 2016 and January 2017 and for a further secondary consultation period in Spring  2017.  We have considered all the responses to the initial consultations and have developed our revised proposals for consultation.  Comments on our revised proposals should be submitted to us by 11 December 2017. 

To comment on our revised proposals, click on the “make a comment” button above the map.

You can also view comments on our initial proposals.

 

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Consultation Information

What do you need to know?

  • The number of UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland must reduce from 59 to 53.
  • By law, every constituency we propose must contain between 71,031 and 78,507 electors, unless its area is greater than 12,000 square kilometres and a constituency with between 71,031 and 78,507 electors is not reasonably possible.

In general, we aim to:

  • Design as many constituencies as practicable that do not cross a council area boundary.
  • Recognise existing community ties.
  • Take into consideration local geography (for example transport links, other electoral boundaries, administrative boundaries and natural features).
  • Consider special geographical considerations where appropriate.

These proposals do not affect: your council boundary, ward boundary or community council boundary; your council tax and the services your council provides; your school catchment area; your postcode or postal address; access to public or private facilities or transport; policing or fire service areas; or, NHS services, i.e. your GP or local hospital.