Chris Bryant MP, Rhondda

voted ambiguously on the policy

Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles

by scoring 50.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectChris BryantPolicy vote
Commons13 Jul 2010Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax absentminority
Commons13 Jul 2010Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax minorityminority
Commons7 Feb 2011Opposition Day — Reduction of Fuel Duties for the Most Remote Areas absentminority (strong)
Commons16 Mar 2011Opposition Day — Reduce Taxation on Fuel for Motor Vehicles Paid for by a Bank Levy minorityminority (strong)
Commons29 Mar 2011March 2011 Budget minorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill — Reject Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill 2011 — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jun 2011Opposition Day — The Economy minorityminority
Commons28 Jun 2011Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 absentminority
Commons5 Jul 2011Finance Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons16 May 2012Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel minorityminority
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT minorityminority
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill 2012 — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2012Opposition Day — Fuel Duty minorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2013March 2013 Budget minorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Apr 2013Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT minorityminority

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 policy2100100
MP voted against policy30150
MP absent4100200
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy55050
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:252504

*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
 = 
252
504
 = 50.0 %.


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