Sewel Convention — Convention that the UK Parliament Does Not Normally Legislate on Matters Devolved to the Scottish Parliament — 18 Jun 2018 at 21:29

The majority of MPs voted to note they had considered the convention that the United Kingdom parliament does not normally legislate on matters devolved to the Scottish parliament.

The motion supported by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:

  • That this House has considered the Sewel Convention.

Section 2 of the Scotland Act 2016[1] provided for the the following, under the title: "The Sewel convention":

  • it is recognised that the Parliament of the United Kingdom will not normally legislate with regard to devolved matters without the consent of the Scottish Parliament.”

The naming of the convention arose following a House of Lords debate on the Scotland Bill on the 21st of June 1998 during which John Sewel, a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Scottish Office stated[2]:

  • we would expect a convention to be established that Westminster would not normally legislate with regard to devolved matters in Scotland without the consent of the Scottish parliament.


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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con84 (+2 tell) 0027.2%
DUP2 0020.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0016.7%
Lab0 1315.4%
LDem0 3025.0%
PC0 40100.0%
SNP0 29 (+2 tell)088.6%
Total:87 50122.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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