Our proposals for Scotland

The secondary consultation stage on our initial proposals for new constituencies has now closed.

The Commission will now consider all of the responses received so far and develop revised proposals.

We expect to consult on our revised proposals in Autumn 2022. 

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What you need to know?

  • The number of UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland must reduce from 59 to 57.
  • By law, every constituency we propose must contain between 69,724 and 77,062 electors, unless its area is greater than 12,000 square kilometres and a constituency with between 69,724 and 77,062 electors is not reasonably possible.
  • The constituencies of Orkney and Shetland and Na h-Eileanan an Iar are protected by legislation and not under review.

In general, we aimed 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 recommendations 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, e.g. your GP or local hospital.