Parliamentary constituency look-up

This rich constituency look-up includes demographic data and our assessment of where different voter profiles are most common.
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  • Publishing date:
    20 June 2024

A map of English and Welsh constituencies – and a closer look at where different voter profiles are most common 

There are clear geographic divides in our views and values. Using data from the British Social Attitudes survey and a broad range of administrative data for local areas, the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has mapped the voter opinion profile of each English and Welsh Parliamentary constituency.  

England and Wales constituency look-up 

People who live in the ‘Red Wall’ seats are overwhelmingly more likely to have a different opinion profile than people in Brighton – and demographic data can help make sense of this. Use the tool below to find out more about the likely voter profiles and demographics of your constituency.

Voter profiles by constituency 

It is possible to use NatCen's classification of British voters to assess the voter coalitions that parties are currently seeking to appeal to, and the seats they are prioritising in their campaigns. The following map shows only the most pronounced examples of where each voter type is common, providing a quick overview.

Following the election, NatCen will use this classification to assess how both constituencies and individuals voted on 4th July, to understand the range of opinion profiles that any winning party or parties will need to take into account going forward.  

What about Scotland?

The latest edition of Scottish Census data has started to be released but, unfortunately, there is not enough published, current data available on the Scottish electorate to enable a similar assessment.

What about Northern Ireland?

Currently, the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey does not cover Northern Ireland. Other work we have done to map the Northern Ireland electorate is described here.

Technical note

By relying on quality data sources, we can make informed assessments of what the likely opinion segments are by constituency. Each assessment is based on analysis for groups of 400 to 1,200 households, added up to generate the likely opinion segment by Parliamentary constituency. NatCen used Census 2021 data (ONS) for each such group of households in England and Wales, linked with British Social Attitudes data and a range of publicly available data on characteristics of each of these group of households. A machine learning classification algorithm was used for the assessment. MRP was deemed less suitable in this instance, given the categorical outcome with six categories and the need to better incorporate non-linear indicators. 

Dividing lines

Using data from the British Social Attitudes survey, the National Centre for Social Research has developed a new classification of British voters.

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