Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, North East Somerset

voted strongly against the policy

More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled

by scoring 3.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJacob Rees-MoggPolicy vote
Commons9 Mar 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Jun 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those Ill or Disabled Since Their Youth Majorityminority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Period of Entitlement to Contributory Employment and Support Allowance Majorityminority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those With Cancer Majorityminority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 10 — Universal Credit Payments In Relation to Disabled Children and Young People Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJacob Rees-MoggPolicy vote
Commons20 Jul 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons27 Oct 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 13 — Employment and Support Allowance: Work-Related Activity Component Majorityminority (strong)
Commons27 Oct 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 14 — Universal Credit: Limited Capability for Work Element Majorityminority (strong)
Commons27 Oct 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Third Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons2 Mar 2016Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Removal of Work Related Activity Component from Employment and Support Allowance — Impact Assessment and Parliamentary Approval of Implementation Majorityminority (strong)
Commons2 Mar 2016Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Removal of Limited Capability for Work Component from Universal Credit — Impact Assessment and Parliamentary Approval of Implementation Majorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Jun 2016Benefit Cuts for Disabled and Ill People Deemed Capable of Work absentminority (strong)
Commons20 Jul 2016Housing Benefit Cuts — Supported Housing Majorityminority (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 policy140700
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:25750

*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
 = 
25
750
 = 3.3 %.


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