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Scotland's future and the Claim of Right

EDM (Early Day Motion) 72: tabled on 20 January 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates those who took part in the march of 11 January 2020 in Glasgow in support of Scottish independence; commends the resolute determination of the marchers who braved horrendous weather to make their voices heard; understands that it was estimated that tens of thousands of people participated in the march; respects that these citizens were asserting the nation of Scotland's right to decide to choose its own future; recognises that this follows on from the election of more than 80 per cent of Scotland's MPs standing on a manifesto calling for Scotland's future to be in Scotland's hands; understands that for the first time in history Members elected from the two principal countries within the UK have different constitutional mandates for their respective countries; is mindful of the fact that any denial of the democratic will of the people of Scotland in seeking to determine their own future contradicts principles of equality and ignores the Claim of Right for Scotland, that the people of Scotland have the sovereign right to determine the form of government best suited to their needs; appreciates that this right is well established and was most recently endorsed by the House of Commons in July 2018; and asserts that all attempts to ignore the democratic will of the Scottish people to choose their own future are unsustainable.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2020
East Renfrewshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2020
Ceredigion
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2020
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2020
Midlothian
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2020
Dundee East
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2020
Dundee West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2020
Glasgow North
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2020
East Lothian
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2020
Argyll and Bute
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
Signed on 29 January 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2020
Glasgow East
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2020
Glasgow South
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2020
Glenrothes

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.