Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Poplar and Limehouse

voted strongly against the policy

Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits

by scoring 7.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJim FitzpatrickPolicy vote
Commons9 Nov 2010Housing Benefit minorityMajority
Commons19 Jan 2011Opposition Day — Education Maintenance Allowance minorityMajority (strong)
Commons19 Jan 2011Opposition Day — Education Maintenance Allowance minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons13 Jun 2011Welfare Reform Bill — New Clause 2 — Childcare Element in Universal Credit minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Jun 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 5 — Exclusion of Up to Fifty Thousand Pounds in an ISA from Capital Used to Determine Universal Credit Eligibility minorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Jun 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons31 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Move from Council Tax Benefit to Council Tax Reduction Schemes minorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those Ill or Disabled Since Their Youth minorityMajority
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Period of Entitlement to Contributory Employment and Support Allowance minorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those With Cancer minorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 93 — Exclusion of Child Benefit from Benefit Cap minorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 10 — Universal Credit Payments In Relation to Disabled Children and Young People minorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs minorityMajority
Commons21 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs — Exemptions from Benefit Reductions Due to Excess Bedrooms minorityMajority (strong)
Commons24 Oct 2012Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 — Under Occupation Critera — Local Housing Allowance Rates minorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2012Draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012 — Individual Benefits Cap minorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Decline Second Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% minorityMajority
Commons8 Jan 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Second Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% minorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jan 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clause 1 — Rate of Increase of Certain Benefits, Payments and Tax Credits minorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jan 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clauses 1 to 3 and Schedule — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% minorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jan 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Third Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% minorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Feb 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) minorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms minorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms minorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2014Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill absentminority (strong)
Commons11 Feb 2014Opposition Day — Halt Further Spending and Welfare Cuts and Investigation Impact of Austerity Measures absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2014March 2014 Budget minorityMajority
Commons26 Mar 2014Welfare Cap — Charter for Budget Responsibility MajorityMajority
Commons13 Jan 2015Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectJim FitzpatrickPolicy vote
Commons4 Jun 2015Queen's Speech — Spending Cuts, Welfare Changes and Trident absentMajority (strong)
Commons20 Jul 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Jul 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons15 Sep 2015Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Reduction in Rates of Tax Credits minorityMajority (strong)
Commons14 Oct 2015Charter for Budget Responsibility — Aiming for Budget Surplus — Cap on Welfare Spending minorityMajority
Commons20 Oct 2015Opposition Day — Tax Credits minorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Oct 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — New Clause 1 — Repeal of Tax Credits Regulations 2015 minorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Oct 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — New Clause 8 — Tax Credit Reductions — Transitional Protection minorityMajority
Commons27 Oct 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 13 — Employment and Support Allowance: Work-Related Activity Component minorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Oct 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 14 — Universal Credit: Limited Capability for Work Element minorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Oct 2015Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Nov 2015Opposition Day — The Economy — Tax Credits — Investment in Science, Technology and Green Jobs absentMajority (strong)
Commons6 Jan 2016Opposition Day — Universal Credit Work Allowance — Decision to Cut minorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Jan 2016Opposition Day — Application of Housing Benefit Cuts to Supported Housing minorityMajority
Commons23 Feb 2016Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 13 — Employment and Support Allowance: Work-Related Activity Component minorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 Feb 2016Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 14 — Universal Credit: Limited Capability for Work Element minorityMajority (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 minorityMajority (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 minorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 May 2016Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle minorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Jun 2016Benefit Cuts for Disabled and Ill People Deemed Capable of Work minorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Jul 2016Housing Benefit Cuts — Supported Housing minorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Jul 2016Charter for Budget Responsibility — Reducing Public Borrowing — Cap on Welfare Spending minorityMajority
Commons16 Nov 2016Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance — Analysis of Impact of Changes on Those with Different Incomes 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 policy3701850
MP absent6150300
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy9090
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:1702260

*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
2260
 = 7.5 %.


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