Mr John Heppell MP, Nottingham East

voted strongly for the policy

Fox hunting - Ban

by scoring 89.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr John HeppellPolicy vote
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Self-Supervision Scheme tellayeMajority
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence tellayeMajority
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Ban tellayeMajority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 6 — Use of Dogs Below Ground (No. 2) tellnoMajority
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 11 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Foxes tellayeMajority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 14 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Mink MajorityMajority
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill 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 policy3150150
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy2020
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:170190

*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
 = 
170
190
 = 89.5 %.


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