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Data files of past constituencies

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This page provides access to data files showing past constituencies for use in a geographical information system (GIS). Maps of each constituency in PDF files are available from the Maps section of this website. More information about these constituencies and their use is available in our Information Papers.

Data files of current constituencies are available in Ordnance Survey's Boundary-Line™ product. Boundary-Line™ is part of Ordnance Survey's OS Open Data™ products which are available free of charge.

The data files are ESRI® shapefiles, provided as a ZIP file. For more information on handling shapefiles and ZIP files, see the Technical section of our Frequently Asked Questions. The data files are provided under Terms of Use which can be downloaded as a PDF file File icon .

Past UK Parliament constituencies

UK Parliament constituencies 1918-1950
Prior to creation of BCS File icon (21.6 MB)
UK Parliament constituencies 1950-1955
Initial review File icon (21.4 MB)
Amendments 1951: in use from 1951 File icon (0.1 MB)
Amendments 1952: in use from 1955 File icon (0.1 MB)
UK Parliament constituencies 1955-1974
First periodic review File icon (21.4 MB)
Amendments 1960: in use from 1964 File icon (0.1 MB)
UK Parliament constituencies 1974-1983
Second periodic review incorporating
amendments from 1971 interim review
File icon (21.3 MB)
Amendments 1972: in use from 1974 File icon (0.1 MB)
UK Parliament constituencies 1983-1997
Third periodic review: constituencies 1983-1997 File icon (21.1 MB)
Amendments 1986: in use from 1987 File icon (0.1 MB)
Amendments 1988: in use from 1992 File icon (0.1 MB)
Amendments 1990: in use from 1992 File icon (0.1 MB)
UK Parliament constituencies 1997-2005
Fourth periodic review: constituencies 1997-2005 File icon (21.1 MB)
UK Parliament constituencies 2005 onwards
use Boundary-Line from Ordnance Survey

Past Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions

Scottish Parliament boundaries 1999-2011
Scottish Parliament constituencies 1999-2011 File icon (21.1 MB)
Scottish Parliament regions 1999-2011 File icon (20.3 MB)
Scottish Parliament boundaries 2011 onwards
use Boundary-Line from Ordnance Survey

Past European Parliament constituencies

European Parliament constituencies 1979-1984
European constituencies 1979-1984 File icon (20.1 MB)
European Parliament constituencies 1984-1999
European constituencies 1984-1999 File icon (19.4 MB)
Amendments from 1989: supplementary review 1989 File icon (0.1 MB)
Amendments from 1994: supplementary review 1991 File icon (0.1 MB)
European Parliament constituencies 1999
European constituencies 1999 File icon (20.3 MB)
European Parliament 1999 onwards
Since 1999, Scotland has formed a single European electoral region.

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