Mr Andrew Bennett MP, Denton and Reddish

voted strongly against the policy

Schools - Greater Autonomy

by scoring 5.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Andrew BennettPolicy vote
Commons11 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected Majorityminority
Commons11 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected Majorityminority
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools Majorityminority
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectMr Andrew BennettPolicy vote
Commons5 Feb 2002Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Majorityminority (strong)
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected minorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected minorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected minorityMajority
Commons15 Jul 2002Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Majorityminority

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 policy11010
MP voted against policy7070
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:10180

*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
 = 
10
180
 = 5.6 %.


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