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2018 Review: Central Scotland

In News on July 30, 2016 by dadge Tagged: ,

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West Dunbartonshire 77006
East Dunbartonshire 71846
Clackmannan & Stirling North 74113
Grangemouth & Stirling South 71812*
Cumbernauld 72889* (includes Banknock (PDs 325 & 330) 2693 voters, and Bonnybridge (PDs 520 525 530) 5900 voters)
Monklands 77228
Falkirk & Linlithgow 73544
Livingston 78053
Wishaw & Whitburn 78424*
Motherwell 77859*
Lanark 77404* (includes Ferniegair)
Hamilton 78305* (includes Burnside)
East Kilbride & Rutherglen 77991*

Glasgow Craigton 73347* (includes Kennishead)
Glasgow Cathcart 74012*
Glasgow Scotstoun 71996* (includes Kelvinhaugh)
Glasgow Bridgeton 76415*
Glasgow Maryhill 74218*
Glasgow Provan 76365* (includes Royston)

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2018 Review: South Scotland

In News on July 30, 2016 by dadge Tagged: ,

South Renfrewshire 77180
Paisley 77920*
Inverclyde 75885* (includes NP06 Ferguslie Park 2380)
North Cunninghame 76827
South Cunninghame 72365
Kilmarnock & Cumnock 71824
Ayr 73853

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Dumfries & Galloway 76394* (includes East Dumfries part of Lochar ward 09A2/B2/H3 3192)
Roxburgh, Selkirk & Annandale 72456*
East Lothian 76153
Berwick & Peebles 71570
Midlothian 73173* (includes Craigmillar)
Edinburgh East 71944*
Leith & Queensferry 77438*
Edinburgh South 75334
Edinburgh West 74294* (includes Hillside)

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2018 Review: North Scotland

In News on July 29, 2016 by dadge Tagged:

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Caithness, Sutherland & Cromarty 77938
Ross, Skye & Inverness 76334
Argyll & Bute 73889
Banff & Buchan 77582
Moray 78294*
Gordon 74328* (includes Rothiemay and Grange)
Aberdeen North 78274
Aberdeen South 71961
Montrose 76952
Forfar 77988
Dundee 76317
Perth 72831
South Tay 75957
Glenrothes & Kinross 75077
Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath 73323
Dunfermline 78254

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Edit: Alternative arrangement for North East Scotland

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Elgin & Banff 78389

Buchan & Formartine 73634

Marr 78181

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2018 Review: Scotland

In News on July 29, 2016 by dadge Tagged:

Scotland is a different proposition from England and Wales. The Scottish boundary commission have a very different attitude from their southern counterparts. They prioritise respect for local-authority boundaries, and to that end they split as many wards as necessary. To begin with they split their task up into groups of council areas, and I have done so as follows:

Highland, Argyll, Moray: 4:08 > 4 seats
Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee: 5.07 > 5 seats
Aberdeen: 1.99 > 2 seats
Perth, Fife: 4.98 > 5 seats
Stirling, Clackmannan, Falkirk, North & South Lanark, West Lothian: 11.12 > 11 seats
West & East Dunbartonshire: 1.98 > 2 seats
Glasgow: 5.92 > 6 seats
North, East & South Ayrshire, Inverclyde, Renfrew & East Renfrew: 6.98 > 7 seats
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Borders, Dumfries & Galloway: 7.86 > 8 seats
East Lothian: 1.01 > 1 seat

There’s a slight imbalance between the groupings, especially a one-ward imbalance between the Central and Edinburgh areas, but the boundaries between the areas can be crossed if necessary. The same goes for Glasgow, which could take in a ward from outside the city, possibly Stathkelvin or Giffnock, but it’s good to avoid this if possible.

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There is an alternative arrangement in the south of Scotland as follows:
Stirling, Clackmannan, Falkirk, North & South Lanark, Renfrew & East Renfrew: 11.95 > 12 seats
Dumfries & Galloway, North, East & South Ayrshire, Inverclyde: 5.95 > 6 seats
Edinburgh, Mid & West Lothian, Borders: 8.06 > 8 seats
This has a better balance of electorates but I’ve found it more difficult as a basis for creating good constituencies, so for the tme being I’m sticking with the first set of groupings above.