Baroness O'Cathain

voted moderately against the policy

European Union - For

by scoring 21.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectBaroness O'CathainPolicy vote
Lords10 Jul 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected minorityMajority
Lords12 May 2008Lisbon Treaty — Government must report on the operation of European competition policy — rejected minorityMajority
Lords19 May 2008Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary approval required for any future changes made to the Treaty of Lisbon — rejected minorityMajority
Lords4 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Parliament to scrutinise the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs — rejected minorityMajority
Lords4 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Parliament must approve the government's policy towards the Common Agricultural Policy — rejected minorityMajority
Lords4 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Act of parliament needed for the government to accept future changes to the Lisbon Treaty absentMajority
Lords9 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union — rejected minorityMajority
Lords18 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Delay till 20 October 2008 — rejected absentMajority
Lords18 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Ratification by all states before coming into force — rejected absentMajority
Lords8 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Report (1st Day) — Clause 2 — Treaties amending or replacing TEU or TFEU Majorityminority
Lords13 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Requirement for Referendum on Decisions Under Existing Treaties — Joining Euro — Border Controls — EU Prosecutor's Office minorityMajority (strong)
Lords13 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Requirement of Referendum Prior to the UK Adopting the Euro MajorityMajority (strong)
Lords15 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Expiry of Provisions Requiring Referendum Before Tranfering UK Powers to the EU minorityMajority (strong)
Lords13 Jul 2011European Union Bill — Minister Empowered to Determine Referendum on Increased EU Powers and Competences Not Required Majorityminority
Lords13 Jul 2011European Union Bill — Suspension of Requirement for Referendum on Certain EU Decisions 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 policy15050
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy9090
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336
Total:53246

*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
 = 
53
246
 = 21.5 %.


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