Alistair Burt MP, North East Bedfordshire

voted strongly against the policy

Identity cards - For introduction

by scoring 18.4% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Alistair BurtPolicy vote
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill (Programme) minorityMajority
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill [Money] absentMajority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill (Programme) (No. 2) minorityMajority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — New Clause 1 — National Identification Scheme minorityMajority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — New Clause 4 — Application of Freedom of Information Act minorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 25 — Reports by Commissioner minorityMajority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 5 — Applications Relating to Entries in Register absentMajority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 31 — Tampering with the Register etc. absentMajority
HouseDateSubjectAlistair BurtPolicy vote
Commons28 Jun 2005Identity Cards Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons28 Jun 2005Identity Cards Bill — Timetable minorityMajority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Timetable minorityMajority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Recommittal to Select Committee minorityMajority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Access to the National Identity Register minorityMajority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Compulsory registration when applying for a Passport absentMajority (strong)
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Applications relating to entries in Register minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 8 — Issue etc. of ID cards minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Report of Costs and Benefits — rejected minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2006Identity Cards Bill — Voluntary registration when applying for a passport — rejected minorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Mar 2006Identity Cards Bill absentMajority (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 policy15050
MP voted against policy80400
MP absent375150
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy9090
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336
Total:128696

*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
 = 
128
696
 = 18.4 %.


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