Ed Miliband
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband speaks at a party rally in Glasgow Reuters

The leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has called for a full "constitutional convention" over plans to devolve powers from Westminster to the home nations of the UK following the Scottish independence referendum.

The announcement comes after 84.6% of Scotland's electorate turned out to vote in the referendum, with 45% voting for independence and 55% against.

Miliband said the vote had changed Scotland and that it will also change Britain.

"We know there is deep anger across the UK with Westminster politics from so many people who feel left out and left behind – that our country doesn't work for them," Miliband said.

"In the coming weeks we will set out a process to begin before the next election with every region in the country engaged in a dialogue with the people about how power needs to be dispersed, including in England."

The move comes after the Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to devolve more powers from Westminster to Holyrood.

Cameron also said that only English MPs will be able to vote on English issues, and implied the same for Wales and Northern Ireland.

"The people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland must have a bigger say", Cameron said.

He also announced that William Hague will put plans in place, with a Cabinet Committee to be formed to discuss.

Anti-Westminster Sentiment

A poll from Lord Ashcroft, which questioned more than 2,000 people on 18 and 19 September, found that almost three quarters (74%) of 'Yes' voters said that a disaffection with Westminster politics was one the most important issues in deciding to vote.

The research also revealed that 'Yes' voters were concerned about the NHS, with more than five out of ten (54%) respondents stating that it was one of the most important issues in deciding to vote.

The poll found that 'No' voters thought the pound (57%), pensions (37%) and the NHS (36%) were some of the most important issues in deciding to vote.