Lord Fearn

voted moderately against the policy

Asylum System - More strict

by scoring 23.7% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectLord FearnPolicy vote
Lords10 Jul 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Government must make food and other services available to people living in accommodation centres — rejected absentMajority
Lords17 Jul 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — The government must refund the travel expenses of asylum seekers who are required to travel absentminority
Lords17 Jul 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers should have early access to full legal advice and representation — rejected absentMajority
Lords9 Oct 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers with children of school age should be placed in accommodation centres only if no places are available in local schools Majorityminority
Lords9 Oct 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — The government must continue supporting asylum seekers if they are likely to become destitute — rejected absentMajority
Lords10 Oct 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not detain asylum seekers under the age of 18 — rejected absentMajority
Lords17 Oct 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim absentMajority
Lords17 Oct 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers if they provide false or incomplete information absentMajority
Lords24 Oct 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Remove the government's power to remove subsistence-only support from all asylum seekers — rejected absentMajority
Lords24 Oct 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Burden of proof should be on the government not the asylum seeker when the issue of a late claim arises — rejected absentMajority
Lords31 Oct 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers residing in accommodation centres must be provided with legal advice from qualified advisors Majorityminority
Lords31 Oct 2002Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not detain asylum seekers under the age of 18 — rejected minorityMajority
Lords18 May 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Only withdraw support from failed asylum seekers after an independent evaluation — rejected absentMajority
Lords7 Jun 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Give asylum seekers more time to appeal — rejected absentminority
Lords28 Jun 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Failed asylum seekers should not have to take part in community service to be provided with accommodation — rejected absentMajority
Lords6 Jul 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Do not withdraw support from failed asylum seekers who are citizens of Zimbabwe — rejected absentMajority
Lords15 Jul 2004Children Bill — The National Asylum Support Service and Immigration Centres must ensure the welfare of children — rejected absentMajority
Lords7 Feb 2006Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Remove a clause which allows immigrants to be removed on national security grounds — rejected minorityMajority
Lords9 Oct 2007UK Borders Bill — The Border and Immigration Agency must ensure the welfare of children as part of its remit — rejected absentMajority
Lords11 Oct 2007UK Borders Bill — Give support to failed asylum seekers and their families — rejected absentMajority
Lords11 Oct 2007UK Borders Bill — Give asylum seekers permission to work — rejected absentMajority
Lords12 Jan 2010European Union Committee report on a Common European Asylum System — Motion to Agree — rejected absentMajority

How the number is calculated

The MP's votes count towards a weighted average where the most important votes get 50 points, less important votes get 10 points, and less important votes for which the MP was absent get 2 points. In important votes the MP gets awarded the full 50 points for voting the same as the policy, no points for voting against the policy, and 25 points for not voting. In less important votes, the MP gets 10 points for voting with the policy, no points for voting against, and 1 (out of 2) if absent.

Questions about this formula can be discussed on the forum.

No of votesPointsOut of
Most important votes (50 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy4040
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*181836
Total:1876

*Pressure of other work means MPs or Lords are not always available to vote – it does not always indicate they have abstained. Therefore, being absent on a less important vote makes a disproportionatly small difference.

agreement score
MP's points
total points
 = 
18
76
 = 23.7 %.


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