Alistair Carmichael MP, Orkney and Shetland

voted strongly for the policy

Iraq Investigation - Necessary

by scoring 80.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectAlistair CarmichaelPolicy vote
Commons4 Jun 2003Iraq — Weapons of Mass Destruction Inquiry minorityminority
Commons16 Jul 2003Iraq — Foreign Affairs Committee Report minorityminority
Commons22 Oct 2003Iraq — Set up of judicial inquiry — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons22 Oct 2003Iraq — Judicial Inquiry — Not necessary absentminority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2004Iraq — Attorney-General's Advice minorityminority
HouseDateSubjectAlistair CarmichaelPolicy vote
Commons31 Oct 2006Iraq — Select committee inquiry — to be set up minorityminority (strong)
Commons31 Oct 2006Iraq — Select committee inquiry — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Jun 2007Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry minorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Jun 2007Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry minorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2008Iraq Inquiry — Call rejected minorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2008Iraq Inquiry — Not the right time minorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2009Iraq War Inquiry — No reasonable impediment — rejected absentminority
Commons25 Mar 2009Iraq War Inquiry — Declines to make a proposal absentminority
Commons24 Jun 2009Iraq Inquiry — Welcomes the inquiry minorityMajority

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 policy3150150
MP voted against policy000
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy66060
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224

*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
 = 80.9 %.

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