Scottish parliament backs Sturgeon's call for second independence referendum

MSPs at Holyrood voted to pass the First Minister's motion calling for a second referendum.

But the Prime Minister has said the UK government will not approve a second vote on Scotland's membership of the UK, at least until the country has left the EU.

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MSPs back push for second independence referendum

The vote took place at Holyrood. Credit: PA

The Scottish Parliament has voted to push for a second independence referendum.

MSPs backed Nicola Sturgeon's motion, calling for her to be able to to take forward discussions with the UK Government on the details of a section 30 order, the mechanism to transfer the legal powers for a vote.

The motion was passed by 69 votes to 59.

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