2nd REVIEW OF SCOTTISH PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES – PROVISIONAL PROPOSALS CONSULTATION from 17 May to 17 June 2023
On 1 September 2022 Boundaries Scotland began the 2nd Review of Scottish Parliamentary Boundaries as required by the Scotland Act 1998.
The provisional proposals retain 73 constituencies while attempting to address the movements of the Scottish electorate since the last Review in 2011. Boundaries Scotland has confirmed that the Islands [Western Isles, Orkney & Shetland] are protected by legislation and are not subject to the review. Furthermore, proposals for Scottish Regions will be reviewed commencing 2024.
Currently the East Dunbartonshire electorate contributes to two constituencies [Strathkelvin & Bearsden and Clydebank & Milngavie]. The provisional proposals also indicate that the electorate will continue to contribute to two constituencies.
In summary, it is proposed that the East Dunbartonshire electorate will continue to contribute to the election of two MSPs – the burgh constituency of Bearsden, Milngavie & Clydebank North and the county constituency of Kirkintilloch & Kilsyth. Burgh constituencies have an area of up to 68 square kilometres and county constituencies have an area of 89 square kilometres or more.
Full details are available on Boundaries Scotland website [opens in a new window]
The proposed Bearsden, Milngavie & Clydebank North constituency comprises three wards from West Dunbartonshire [Kilpatrick, Clydebank Central & Clydebank Waterfront] and three wards from East Dunbartonshire [Milngavie, Bearsden North & Bearsden South].
The proposed Kirkintilloch & Kilsyth constituency comprises four wards from East Dunbartonshire [Bishopbriggs North & Campsie, Bishopbriggs South, Lenzie & Kirkintilloch South and Kirkintilloch East North & Twechar] and one ward from North Lanarkshire [Kilsyth].
The provisional proposals for Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies are the subject of public consultation from 17 May to 17 June 2023. Comments on the provisional proposals may be submitted as follows:-
Boundaries Scotland consultation website [opens in a new window]
In writing to: Boundaries Scotland, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HD