Alan Reid MP, Argyll and Bute

voted moderately for the policy

European Union - For

by scoring 67.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectAlan ReidPolicy vote
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons26 Oct 2006European Union — A Citizens' Agenda absentMajority
Commons29 Nov 2006European Community Documents — European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme MajorityMajority
Commons19 Nov 2007European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons12 Dec 2007European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties MajorityMajority
Commons21 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons28 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected minorityMajority
Commons28 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate minorityMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in terms of justice and home affairs — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy MajorityMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights MajorityMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs MajorityMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons25 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — rejected absentMajority
Commons25 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development absentMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions — rejected absentMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions absentMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected absentMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change MajorityMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons3 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Accept the changes of terminology in the Lisbon Treaty absentMajority (strong)
Commons3 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Increase of powers of European Parliament absentMajority (strong)
Commons4 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary control of decisions made at the European Union level — rejected minorityMajority
Commons4 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill minorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Referendum (No. 2) — rejected absentMajority
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons11 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2009Motion to reject the European Working Time Directive — rejected minorityminority
Commons11 Mar 2009Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks minorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Mar 2009Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 — Retention of Communications Data by Communications Providers minorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectAlan ReidPolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2010European Union External Action Service MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Nov 2010European Union Economic Governance Majorityminority
Commons14 Dec 2010European Union Documents- Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions and Remuneration Policies MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Jan 2011European Union Bill — Clause 6 — Referendum on Emergency Financial Assistance for EU Member States MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Feb 2011European Union — UK Contributions to the Eurozone Financial Stabilisation Mechanism Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Mar 2011Establishment of the European Stability Mechanism MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons24 May 2011Royal Assent — Eurozone Financial Assistance MajorityMajority
Commons14 Sep 2011European Union Directive — Access to a Lawyer Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Nov 2011Deferred Division — Schengen Governance MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2011Opposition Day — European Union absentminority (strong)
Commons24 Apr 2012European Union — Data Protection in the Areas of Police and Criminal Justice (EU Directive) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons31 Oct 2012Seek Real Terms Cut in European Union Budget minorityminority
Commons6 Nov 2012European Union — Banking Union and Economic and Monetary Union — European Banking Authority MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Apr 2013Government assessment of medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission MajorityMajority
Commons15 Jul 2013Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures Majorityminority
Commons15 Jul 2013Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Jul 20132014 JHA Opt-out Decision — European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training — Opt In Majorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2013European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013 MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2014Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jan 2014European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market absentMajority (strong)
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Third Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2014Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission 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 policy14700700
MP voted against policy60300
MP absent7175350
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy25250250
MP voted against policy6060
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*8816
Total:11331676

*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
 = 
1133
1676
 = 67.6 %.


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