Baroness Noakes

voted ambiguously on the policy

Homosexuality - Equal rights

by scoring 40.7% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectBaroness NoakesPolicy vote
Lords13 Nov 2000Sodomy: Scotland Majorityminority
Lords16 Oct 2002Adoption and Children Bill — adoption only by married couples — accepted Majorityminority
Lords5 Nov 2002Lords Amendment minorityMajority
Lords10 Jul 2003Local Government Bill, timescale conditions on repeal of section 28 absentMajority
Lords9 Jan 2007Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 MajorityMajority
Lords21 Mar 2007Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 MajorityMajority
Lords21 Jan 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — need for a father 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 policy22020
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:2254

*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
 = 
22
54
 = 40.7 %.


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