THE Welsh Parliament has voted against the UK Government’s controversial Brexit legislation.

MSs voted 36 to 15 in the Senedd yesterday to reject the Internal Market Bill, which opponents say undermines the UK’s devolved nations from being able to regulate their own goods and services.

First Minister Mark Drakeford had previously said that Boris Johnson’s pursuit of the legislation threatened the break-up of the United Kingdom.

The Sewel Convention asks that the parliaments of Wales and Scotland, as well as the Northern Ireland Assembly, grant consent when the UK Parliament wants to legislate on a matter within their devolved areas, but the vote is not legally binding.

Following the vote, a UK Government spokesperson said the outcome was “disappointing”.

The spokesperson said: “In conversations with businesses small and large across Wales, they have agreed that seamless trade across the UK is important for the Welsh economy to thrive.

“Around 75% of Welsh exports go to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and the UK Internal Market Bill will protect Welsh businesses and jobs by ensuring this unhindered trade continues.

“The bill is also a hugely significant act of devolution because the end of the EU transition period will see a huge number of powers transfer from Brussels to Cardiff Bay.

“We urge the UK’s devolved administrations to support this vital bill.”