Alan Johnson MP, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

voted strongly against the policy

Post office closures - against

by scoring 4.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Alan JohnsonPolicy vote
Commons29 Jan 2002Post Office — Condemnation of government mismanagement — rejected Majorityminority
Commons15 May 2002Post Office Closures — Deep concern — rejected Majorityminority
Commons15 Oct 2002Urban Post Office Reinvention Programme — £210 million authorization absentminority
Commons13 Jan 2004Future of the Post Office Network — Deplores the programme — rejected Majorityminority
Commons13 Jan 2004Future of the Post Office Network — Congratulates the Government Majorityminority
Commons24 Mar 2004Post Office Services — Calls for systematic consultation before closure — rejected absentminority
Commons24 Mar 2004Post Office Services — Welcomes £2 billion investment absentminority
Commons5 Jul 2004Postal Services — Calls for details of Exceptions Service — rejected absentminority
HouseDateSubjectAlan JohnsonPolicy vote
Commons16 Oct 2006Post Office network — Concern for delays in investment package — rejected Majorityminority
Commons10 Jan 2007Sub Post-Offices — Condemnation of closure plan — rejected Majorityminority
Commons10 Jan 2007Sub Post-Offices — Applauds the Government record Majorityminority
Commons19 Mar 2008Post Office Closures — Suspend for issues to be re-assessed — rejected Majorityminority
Commons19 Mar 2008Post Office Closures — Commends the Government's action Majorityminority

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 policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy9090
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*448
Total:498

*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
 = 
4
98
 = 4.1 %.


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