Mr Kevin Hughes MP, Doncaster North

voted strongly against the policy

Smoking ban - In favour

by scoring 3.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Kevin HughesPolicy vote
Commons4 May 1999Greater London Authority Bill — Enforcing no smoking signs in London taxis tellnominority
HouseDateSubjectMr Kevin HughesPolicy vote
Commons29 Apr 2002Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill — Second Reading absentMajority
Commons14 Apr 2003Smoking (Restaurants) Bill minorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Mar 2005Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill absentMajority

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 policy1050
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:264

*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
 = 
2
64
 = 3.1 %.


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