UK Parliamentary Election
Members of Parliament (MPs) are elected using a First Past The Post System (FPTP). The UK Parliament currently has a maximum 5-year life span, although the Prime Minister may request that the Queen calls a General Election at any time within the Parliament's lifetime.
In Highland, electors vote to return MPs for the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross; Ross, Skye and Lochaber, or Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Constituencies, although the boundaries are different to those used for Scottish Parliamentary Elections. Ross, Skye and Lochaber and Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross are geographically, the two largest constituencies in the United Kingdom, with the combined electorate being approximately 170,000. Those MPs elected sit in the Westminster Parliament.
A snap General Election was held on 8 June 2017.
Review of Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies Boundaries 2018
The next phase of a consultation by the Boundary Commission for Scotland on its initial proposals for UK Parliament Constituencies in Scotland is now open and will close on 11 December 2017. The purpose of this consultation is to allow you to review and respond to the Revised Proposals which have been drafted following the previous consultation exercises. Members of the public can get further information and submit their views on the Commission's interactive portal at www.bcs2018.org.uk
- Further information can be found on the Commission's website