Alex Salmond MP, Banff and Buchan

voted ambiguously on the policy

European Union - For

by scoring 43.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectAlex SalmondPolicy 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 absentMajority
Commons19 Nov 2007European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Dec 2007European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties absentMajority
Commons21 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected absentMajority
Commons28 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate absentMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in terms of justice and home affairs — rejected absentMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected absentMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected absentMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected absentMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy absentMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected absentMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected absentMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights absentMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected absentMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market — rejected absentMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market absentMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected absentMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs — rejected absentMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs absentMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected absentMajority
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 minorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions minorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected minorityMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change — rejected absentMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change absentMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law absentMajority (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 absentMajority
Commons4 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Referendum (No. 2) — rejected minorityMajority
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill minorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons11 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2009Motion to reject the European Working Time Directive — rejected absentminority
Commons11 Mar 2009Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectRt Hon Alex SalmondPolicy vote
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HouseDateSubjectAlex SalmondPolicy vote
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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 policy15050
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent6150300
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy4040
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*262652
Total:246562

*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
 = 
246
562
 = 43.8 %.


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