Constituency data: electorates

This page provides constituency-level data on electorates in the UK. It includes data for both the parliamentary and the local government franchise. Not all data is available for all constituencies.

On average, there were 70,858 people registered to vote in parliamentary elections in constituencies in England and Wales in 2018. However, this figure hides big differences between constituencies. The smallest constituency, Arfon, had 38,864 voters, while the biggest, Isle of Wight, had 108,125.

The Boundary Commissions for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have produced proposals to redraw constituency boundaries with a view to reducing these differences. These proposals need to be voted on by Parliament. The current boundaries were approved between 2005 (Scotland) and 2008 (Northern Ireland). For more information, see our Insight on the Boundary Review.

The number of people on the electoral registers varies year by year as people move, die and come of age. Commentators have also warned that the number of people on the registers reduced after the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration. Instead of one person registering everybody in their household, each individual is now responsible for registering themselves. In December 2014, the last registers before the introduction of IER, the average number of voters by constituency was 69,731. In December 2015, it was 68,803. Again, there are substantial differences between constituencies.

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Data updates

We aim to update this dashboard as soon as possible after a general election, and annually after the publication of the December register. Data shown may not be the latest available. MPs and their staff can contact the Library with queries about election statistics.

Sources

  • ONS custom data sets