Mr Alex Salmond MP, Banff and Buchan

voted strongly against the policy

Iraq 2003 - For the invasion

by scoring 0.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Alex SalmondPolicy vote
Commons24 Sep 2002Iraq — Weapons of Mass Destruction Majorityminority
Commons25 Nov 2002Iraq — UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Second resolution necessary — rejected minorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2003Iraq — Case for war is unproven — rejected minorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2003Iraq — Endorse UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Final Opportunity for Iraq to Disarm minorityMajority
Commons18 Mar 2003Iraq — Case for war not established — rejected minorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Mar 2003Iraq — Declaration of War 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 policy20100
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy4040
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:0140

*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
 = 
0
140
 = 0.0 %.


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