Boundary Commission for Scotland consults on new boundaries for UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland
The Boundary Commission for Scotland has published its revised proposals for new UK Parliamentary constituencies in Scotland as part of its 2023 Review.
The Commission has prepared these Revised Proposals after considering the responses to its consultations on the Initial Proposals which were published in October 2021 and again in February 2022 when the Commission held five public hearings.
A 4 week public consultation on the proposals is now open, running until Monday 5 December 2022. Comments on the Revised Proposals can be made on the consultation site www.bcs2023review.com, where you can view the boundaries of the revised proposals and compare them with the existing constituency boundaries and other boundaries. Comments can also be made by email to email@example.com, or by writing to Boundary Commission for Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HD. All comments should be submitted no later than 5 December 2022 which is the end of the statutory consultation period, after which the Commission will finalise its recommendations and submit these to the Speaker of the House of Commons by 1 July 2023.
Scotland has been allocated 57 constituencies for the 2023 Review, two fewer than at present. The UK Parliament has retained 650 constituencies. England has been allocated 543 (+10), Northern Ireland 18 (no change) and Wales 32 (-8).
Two of these 57 (Na h-Eileanan an Iar (the Western Isles) and Orkney and Shetland) are protected in the legislation and will not be subject to change.