Scotland

Posted by on June 15, 2015 in Electoral Boundaries | 0 comments

Scotland drops from 59 (57 mainland) to 54 (52 mainland).

Just as well for the Lib Dems, their Scottish seat is Orkney & Shetland which has protected status and will not be changed!

The narrowly held Conservative seat occupied by Scottish Secretary David Mundell, though, is composed of several disparate areas and would probably be sufficiently mangled to be flipped over to the SNP, even if not actually abolished. There is a possibility, though, that a Conservative seat could be assembled in the Borders given that the adjacent Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk seat saw the Conservatives fall only just short in the 2015 election.

Labour’s seat in Edinburgh South could probably be retained, although there are no guarantees.

The changes therefore would be four SNP losses and one Conservative loss.

Glasgow loses one seat, as does the surrounding West of Scotland region, and the other three abolitions are hard to identify precisely with an area.

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