Alistair Carmichael MP, Orkney and Shetland

voted moderately against the policy

University Tuition Fees - For

by scoring 38.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Alistair CarmichaelPolicy vote
Commons27 Jan 2004Higher Education Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons31 Mar 2004Higher Education Bill — New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student minorityMajority
Commons31 Mar 2004Higher Education Bill — New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student minorityMajority
Commons31 Mar 2004Higher Education Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 Jun 2004Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions minorityMajority
Commons19 Jul 2004The Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004 minorityMajority
Commons14 Sep 2004Higher Education minorityMajority
Commons14 Sep 2004Higher Education minorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectAlistair CarmichaelPolicy vote
Commons9 Dec 2010University Tuition Fee Cap — Raise Upper Limit to £9,000 Per Year MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Dec 2010University Tuition Fee Cap — Set Basic Limit at £6,000 Per Year MajorityMajority (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 policy2100100
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy6060
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:100260

*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
 = 
100
260
 = 38.5 %.


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