Current Review

On 24 February 2016, the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland (BCNI) announced the start of the 2018 Review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries in Northern Ireland in accordance with the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, as amended by the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011.

Using the register of parliamentary electors published by the Office of National Statistics for 1 December 2015, the four UK Boundary Commissions have agreed the total UK electorate for the Review, the number of constituencies allocated to each part of the UK and the electoral quota (average electorate) for each constituency. The figures agreed by the Commissions including the number of seats allocated to each part of the United Kingdom can be found on the News page of this website.

BCNI will publish our Provisional Proposals for Northern Ireland Parliamentary constituency boundaries for public consultation towards the end of this year and will be inviting widespread comment.