voted moderately against the policy
by scoring 37.5% compared to the votes below
|House||Date||Subject||Mr Brian Sedgemore||Policy vote|
|Commons||4 Jun 2003||Iraq — Weapons of Mass Destruction Inquiry||minority||minority|
|Commons||16 Jul 2003||Iraq — Foreign Affairs Committee Report||Majority||minority|
|Commons||10 Sep 2003||Iraq — Role of the United Nations||absent||minority|
|Commons||22 Oct 2003||Iraq — Set up of judicial inquiry — rejected||absent||minority|
|Commons||22 Oct 2003||Iraq — Judicial Inquiry — Not necessary||absent||minority|
|Commons||13 Jan 2004||Iraq — National Audit Office Report on Operation Telic||Majority||minority|
|Commons||9 Mar 2004||Iraq — Attorney-General's Advice||absent||minority|
|Commons||17 May 2004||Iraq — Security Situation||absent||minority|
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 votes||Points||Out of|
|Most important votes (50 points)|
|MP voted with policy||0||0||0|
|MP voted against policy||0||0||0|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||1||10||10|
|MP voted against policy||2||0||20|
|Less important absentees (2 points)|
*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.