Scotland: General Election and Constitutional Future — 17 Mar 2021 at 15:55

A majority of MPs voted to say it would be irresponsible to hold a referendum in Scotland at the moment.

The purpose of the referendum in question was not mentioned in the motion, but the debate preceding the vote suggested the issue in question was if Scotland should become an independent country and leave the United Kingdom.

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 supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That the proposed words be there added.

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. In this case following the passing of the motion in this vote the motion, as amended, was deemed to be agreed with.

Debate in Parliament |

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
Con357 (+2 tell) 0 (+2 tell)098.9%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 2050.0%
Lab0 000.0%
LDem11 00100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 470100.0%
Total:368 55067.6%

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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Andrew JonesHarrogate and KnaresboroughCon (front bench)tellno
Gary SambrookBirmingham, NorthfieldCon (front bench)tellno

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