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June 28, 2023

Mapped: the new constituency boundaries for the UK

The next general election will be fought on redrawn constituencies

By Ben Walker

The Boundary Commissions for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have published the final constituency boundaries for Westminster parliamentary elections. These are the seats MPs will contest and represent at and following the next general election.

The proposals differ significantly from the boundaries used at previous general elections. The current boundaries were created using data from 2005. Since then populations have moved and so, too, have the rules on electors per constituency.

In 2005 the number of electors per constituency in Scotland and Wales was smaller than in England, leaving England underrepresented in Westminster relative to Scotland and Wales. The current review sought to correct that discrepancy, increasing the number of English seats by ten and reducing the number in Scotland and Wales by two and eight respectively.

[See also: Why the way we redraw our boundaries is a nonsense]

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