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The number of parliamentary constituencies in Scotland will fall from 59 to 52 as part of the current boundary review. Initial proposals for the new seats were published by the Boundary Commission for Scotland on 13 October 2011. This note looks at the extent to which proposed constituencies can be identified with existing seats and which existing constituencies will be most affected by the proposals.

The Boundary Commissions for England, Northern Ireland and Wales have also published their initial proposals, which are analysed in Library Standard Notes SN06068 (England), SN06070 (Northern Ireland) and SN06195 (Wales).

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