Julian Brazier MP, Canterbury

voted moderately against the policy

Same Sex Marriage - for

by scoring 23.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJulian BrazierPolicy vote
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Money) absentMajority (strong)
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — (Carry-over) absentMajority (strong)
Commons21 May 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2014Amendments to Acts of Parliament in Light of the Introduction of Same Sex Marriage in Parts of the UK minorityMajority
Commons5 Mar 2014Make Same Sex Marriage Available to Armed Forces Personnel Outside the United Kingdom 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 policy20100
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:50210

*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
 = 
50
210
 = 23.8 %.


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