Mr John Battle MP, Leeds West

voted moderately for the policy

Foundation hospitals - In favour

by scoring 70.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr John BattlePolicy vote
Commons7 May 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons7 May 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons8 Jul 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — NHS Foundation Trusts absentMajority (strong)
Commons19 Nov 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — Clause 1 — NHS foundation trusts MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons19 Nov 2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill — Clause 1 — NHS Foundation Trusts MajorityMajority (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 policy2100100
MP voted against policy000
MP absent375150
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:175250

*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
 = 
175
250
 = 70.0 %.


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