Proposed Changes to Constituency Boundaries in Scotland


18th October 2011

The Boundary Commission for Scotland is making recommendations for Scottish Parliament boundaries and UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland.

The legislation will result in a UK Parliament elected from 600 constituencies in place of the current 650, and in 52 constituencies in Scotland in place of the current 59, for use in the General Election expected to occur in 2015.

The proposals can be viewed here. There will be a Public Hearing on Tuesday 29th November 2011 at The City Chambers in City Square, Dundee.

The Public Hearing will begin at 10am, and may continue for a second day if it is not possible to conclude on the first day. It will be chaired by a Sheriff Principal and at the hearing, the Boundaries Commission will explain their proposals and will allow comments from anyone with an interest. Transcripts of the Public Hearings will be available to view on their website after the hearings.

All comments on the proposals are welcomed, whether in support or not, to help inform their deliberations. Comments can be made in the following ways:

in writing to:
Boundary Commission for Scotland
Thistle House
91 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh EH12 5HD

by email to:
via their website:
in person: At the Public Hearing on 29th November 2011.

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