UK Parliamentary Election

Review of UK Parliamentary Constituencies 2023

The Boundary Commission for Scotland has confirmed that it plans to hold five public hearings throughout Scotland as it enters the next stage of its 2023 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies. They are encouraging the public to share their views in person on its initial proposals fo the new UK Parliament constituencies in Scotland.

The hearings will form part of the secondary consultation period, where the public are encouraged to make comments on the representations already received during the initial consultation as well as give oral evidence on the initial proposals for Scotland’s new parliamentary constituencies.

Public hearing venues and dates are as follows:

  • Apex Hotel, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BH – 16 February 2022
  • Joan Knight Studio, Perth Concert Hall, Perth PH1 5HZ – 18 February 2022
  • Doubletree by Hilton, 36 Cambridge Street, Glasgow G2 3HN – 23 February 2022
  • Jury’s Inn Hotel, Millburn Road, Inverness IV2 3TR – 25 February 2022
  • Corran Halls, 54 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AB – 1 March 2022

Each hearing will begin at 10am and include three sessions depending on demand. These sessions will run from 10am - 12pm, 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm. The public are asked to email bcs@scottishboundaries.gov.uk to book a speaking slot.

The six-week secondary consultation period will run from 10 February to 23 March 2022.

During the secondary consultation stage of the review, the Commission will publish all of the comments received during its initial consultation stage for further comment.

These can be viewed on their consultation site and further comments can be made. Responses to the initial consultation will be available to view on the Commission’s website just prior to the secondary consultation.

The Commission will consider all comments submitted during its initial and secondary consultation stages before developing revised proposals for consultation later in 2022.

Those people who wish to comment at a hearing but cannot do so are invited to submit their comments in writing by email, letter or on the Commission’s interactive consultation portal  between 10 February and 23 March 2022.

Further information is available on Boundary Commission for Scotland website.