Lord Cunningham of Felling

voted moderately against the policy

Identity cards - Against introduction

by scoring 32.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDr Jack CunninghamPolicy vote
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill — Second Reading absentminority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill (Programme) absentminority
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill [Money] absentminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill (Programme) (No. 2) absentminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — New Clause 1 — National Identification Scheme absentminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — New Clause 4 — Application of Freedom of Information Act absentminority (strong)
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 25 — Reports by Commissioner absentminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 5 — Applications Relating to Entries in Register absentminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 31 — Tampering with the Register etc. absentminority
HouseDateSubjectLord Cunningham of FellingPolicy vote
Lords15 Nov 2005Identity Cards Bill — statutory purpose Majorityminority
Lords12 Dec 2005Identity Cards Bill — convenience of registering absentminority
Lords16 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill — Report of Costs and Benefits minorityMajority (strong)
Lords16 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill (security of data) minorityMajority
Lords16 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill (restricted scope: efficiency of public services) minorityMajority
Lords23 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill (amendment 38: compulsion via designated documents) absentMajority (strong)
Lords23 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill (amendment 46: compulsion to register) minorityMajority (strong)
Lords30 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill absentminority
Lords30 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill absentMajority (strong)
Lords30 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill absentMajority (strong)
Lords30 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill absentminority
Lords6 Mar 2006Identity Cards Bill — Voluntary registration when applying for a passport — insisted minorityMajority (strong)

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 policy30150
MP absent6150300
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*101020
Total:160500

*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
 = 
160
500
 = 32.0 %.


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