FAQs


The law only tells us to use the electorate at the start of a review.

Yes, current UK Parliament constituency boundaries are available in Ordnance Survey's OpenData portfolio of products.

When we consult on proposed boundaries during a review, we usually make shape files of those boundaries available in order to assist people to respond to our consultation. We are able to do so under the terms of our licence with Ordnance Survey. Anyone who downloads those shape files is bound by the terms of an End User licence with Ordnance Survey which we make available from the same page where the data is available.

Yes, past constituency boundaries since our establishment in 1944 are available from the Reviews or Data pages of this website. This data is Free to Use Data under the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. There are brief Terms of Use which you can download from the Data files page.

You can use our Map Browser to look at both current and past constituency boundaries against a map background.

We make PDF files of our maps available so anyone can print their own copy. If you want a larger map than you can print yourself, we suggest you take the PDF file to a printer for them to do the work. The maps on our website are joint copyright between us and Ordnance Survey. Our content can be re-used under the Open Government Licence, as detailed in our copyright page. Before printing or using our maps, you will also need to get agreement from Ordnance Survey for the use of its material. Ordnance Survey has a helpline on 03

You can print from our Map Browser. Alternatively, there are PDF maps of all current and historic constituencies available from our website.

Not from us. Instead, we have made PDF files of constituencies available to download so you can print it yourself. We have also made GIS data available to download so that, if you have access to GIS software, you can make your own maps of constituencies.

We have a postcode search tool on our homepage which allows you to identify UK Parliament constituencies by postcode. Alternatively, the UK Parliament has a facility to look up the constituency for a postcode.

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