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Constituency in United Kingdom

Definition of Constituency

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Constituency :

An area of the UK for which a representative is elected to membership of the *House of Commons or the *European Parliament.

See also boundary commissions.

Constituency Meaning in Politics

Description of Constituency published by Mona Chalabi: the United Kingdom is carved up into 650 electoral districts called constituencies, each of which is represented by one member of Parliament. There are 533 constituencies in England, 59 constituencies in Scotland, 40 in Wales and 18 in Northern Ireland. Every eight to 12 years, boundary commissioners review the size of those constituencies to ensure that political representation is fair. Currently, each member of Parliament represents a constituency with an electorate of between 57,000 and 72,000 people. But geographically, they vary quite a bit. The largest constituency is Ross, Skye and Lochaber in the north of Scotland, measuring about 12,000 square kilometers. The smallest is Islington North in London, which is just 7.35 square kilometers. People who live in a constituency are known as constituents.



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  • Article Name: Constituency
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Constituency In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Constituency : An area [...]

This entry was last updated: March 31, 2015

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