2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies

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Published by : Fife Council

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Purpose of consultation

Public Consultation on 2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies - Revised Proposals


Across the UK, the number of UK Parliament constituencies is being reduced from 650 to 600. In Scotland there will be 53 in place of the current 59 constituencies.  

The Review covers all of Scotland except for Orkney and Shetland Constituency and Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency which are fixed by legislation.

Every constituency must have between 71,031 and 78,507 electors, unless they are larger than 12,000 km when they can have fewer electors. A constituency must be no larger than 13,000 km. The legislation governing this review is the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (as amended).

The Boundary Commission for Scotland published their Initial Proposals in October 2016 for a 12 week public consultation and held 5 Public Hearings throughout Scotland. They received almost 1,500 responses to our consultation.

The Boundary Commission for Scotland are now seeking the public’s views on the revised proposals for UK Parliament Constituencies

How to comment

Comments on the Revised Proposals can be made on the interactive consultation portal


Comments can also be made

  • by email to bcs@scottishboundaries.gov.uk or
  • in writing to Boundary Commission for Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HD

Further information is available on the website at www.bcomm-scotland.independent.gov.uk 

All comments should be submitted no later than 11 December 2017 which is the end of the statutory consultation period, after which the Commission will finalise its recommendations and submit these to the Secretary of State of Scotland in September 2018.

Consultation Period

17th October 2017 to 11th December 2017

Views are requested from

All residents

Report Due

28th September 2018

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