The Boundary Commission for Scotland on 14 October 2021, published its initial proposals for the new map of UK Parliament Constituencies in Scotland taking account of the decision of the UK Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies across the UK.
For Scotland this means reducing the number of constituencies from 59 to 57. Of the 57, two of these, namely Orkney and Shetland and Na h-Eileanean an lar are protected by legislation so will remain unchanged.
The Commission have advised that based on the March 2020 electoral register, 18 existing constituencies lie within the electoral quota (used by the Commission to develop initial proposals for the 2023 review).
The initial proposals also retain nine existing constituencies and included in the nine are Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock and Kilmarnock and Loudoun. There are therefore no changes proposed by the Boundary Commission to these constituencies.
The consultation runs from 14 October to 8 December 2021.
How to comment
If anyone wishes to submit their comments on the proposals published by the Commission, details on how to respond are available at Boundary Commission: 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies.