What was the result of the 1997 referendum in Scotland?

What was the result of the 1997 referendum in Scotland?

The result was “Yes–Yes”: a majority voted in favour of both proposals, and the Parliament was established following an election in 1999. Turnout for the referendum was 60.4%.

What was the turnout for the Scottish Parliament elections?

Unionist parties achieved a slight majority of votes in constituency contests, whilst pro-independence parties did the same in the regional list votes. Voter turnout in the election reached 63.5%, the highest-ever at a Scottish Parliament election.

What percentage of Welsh voters rejected devolution at the first referendum?

1997 Welsh devolution referendum

Response Votes %
Yes 559,419 50.30%
No 552,698 49.70%
Valid votes 1,112,117 99.64%
Invalid or blank votes 3,999 0.36%

What percentage of the population voted in the Scottish referendum?

The “No” side won with 2,001,926 (55.3%) voting against independence and 1,617,989 (44.7%) voting in favour.

What percentage of Welsh voters voted in Favour of devolution in 1997?

What was the turnout for the 2011 AV referendum?

The proposal to introduce AV was rejected by 67.9% of voters on a national turnout of 42%. This was only the second UK-wide referendum to be held (the first was the EC referendum in 1975) and the first such to be overseen by the Electoral Commission.

How many voted in the referendum?

Results of the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum

Response Votes %
Remain 16,141,241 48.11%
Valid votes 33,551,983 99.92%
Invalid or blank votes 25,359 0.08%
Total votes 33,577,342 100.00%

Is Shetland rich?

Its assets now total approximately 350 billion, making it by far the largest sovereign wealth fund in Europe, and one of the largest in the world. Britain’s tax revenues have amounted to 158.9bn from the time the oil and gas were first produced until 2009-10.

What did the 1998 Scotland Act do?

The Scotland Act 1998 created a Scottish government consisting of the First Minister, other ministers appointed by the First Minister, and the Lord Advocate and the Solicitor General for Scotland. These are referred to collectively as Scottish ministers.

What was the result of the 1997 Scottish referendum?

The Scottish devolution referendum of 1997 was a pre-legislative referendum held in Scotland on 11 September 1997 over whether there was support for the creation of a Scottish Parliament with devolved powers, and whether the Parliament should have tax-varying powers.

How many people are eligible to vote in the Scottish referendum?

In total almost 6.2 million people would be eligible to vote across Scotland and Wales combined in the referendums. The Act legislated for a referendum to be held across Scotland on 11 September 1997 on the establishment of a Scottish Parliament with tax varying powers.

Were the referendums a turning point in the history of Scotland?

But in both Scotland and Wales the pro-devolutionists hailed the referendums as landmarks in the histories of their nations, as they represented the first concrete steps towards the establishment of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly. DOI are automaticaly added to references by Bilbo, OpenEdition’s Bibliographic Annotation Tool.

Why did the Welsh referendum contain one question and the Scottish referendum?

But why did the Welsh referendum contain one question only, on the general principle of devolution, while the Scottish referendum contained two, the Scottish public being asked to vote both on the principle of devolution and on a precise part of the devolution package, namely the Scottish Parliament’s fiscal powers?