Mrs Virginia Bottomley MP, South West Surrey

voted strongly against the policy

Ban fox hunting

by scoring 0.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMrs Virginia BottomleyPolicy vote
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Self-Supervision Scheme minorityMajority
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence absentMajority
Commons18 Mar 2002Hunting with Dogs: Ban minorityMajority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 6 — Use of Dogs Below Ground (No. 2) minorityMajority
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 11 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Foxes minorityMajority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill — New Clause 14 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Mink minorityMajority
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill minorityMajority (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 policy000
MP voted against policy30150
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:1182

*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
 = 
1
182
 = 0.5 %.


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