Scotland: General Election and Constitutional Future — 17 Mar 2021 at 15:55
A majority of MPs voted to say the House of Commons had not considered the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary general election and Scotland’s right to choose its constitutional future.
MPs were considering the motion:
- That this House
- has considered the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary general election and Scotland’s right to choose its constitutional future.
An amendment had been moved stating:
- leave out from “House” to end and add
- “believes the priority of the Scottish people is to recover from the effects of the covid-19 pandemic, and that it would be irresponsible to hold a referendum at this time.”.
The motion rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the original words stand part of the Question.
Standing Order 31 sets out the effect of passing, or rejecting, such motions in this context of a motion having been moved to replace all the effective original text. If the motion is passed, the original motion is deemed to have been agreed with. If the motion is rejected, the question of if the amendment is to be made is then considered.
This vote is focused on the original question.
There is no significant impact arising from any result of a vote on if the House of Commons has, or has not, considered a matter.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||360 (+2 tell)||0||0||99.2%|
|SNP||0||45 (+2 tell)||0||100.0%|