David Amess MP, Southend West

voted strongly against the policy

Terrorism laws - For

by scoring 15.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr David AmessPolicy vote
Commons19 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority
Commons19 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Committee of the Whole House absentMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Timetable of Debate absentMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — New Clause 6 — Sunset Clause minorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Terrorist certification by Home Secretary absentMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Indefinite detention of suspected terrorists absentMajority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Special Immigration Appeals Commission absentMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clause 109 and 110 — Implementation of the third pillar minorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clauses 79 to 87 — Fissile Nuclear Material, Aviation Security absentMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 89 — Identification at a Police Station minorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 97 — Jurisdiction of MoD police minorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clauses 101 to 105, 120 to 122 — Communication Data absentMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 17 — Disclosure Powers minorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Third Reading absentMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Lord' Amendments minorityMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Government Amendments absentMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Reinstating Clause 39 — Religious hatred offences minorityMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Removal of Sunset Clause minorityMajority
Commons13 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Removal of Sunset Clause — Insistence absentMajority
Commons25 Feb 2004Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Privy Counsel Report absentMajority
Commons3 Mar 2004Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Renewal of indefinite detention absentMajority (strong)
Commons23 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Second Reading — Amendment minorityMajority
Commons23 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons23 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Programme — Committee of the whole House minorityMajority
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Amendment to Clause 1 — Power to make control orders minorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — New Clause 6 — Court of Terrorism Control minorityMajority
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Clauses 1 to 13 minorityMajority
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Programme — Lords' Amendments minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Derogating Control Orders minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of Lords' Amendment to Clause 3 — Balance of Probability minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Clause — Duration of Control Orders minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Clause — Review by Privy Council minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Amendment — Sunset Clause minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of Lords' Amendment — Human Rights Obligations minorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendments — Application to a Court minorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review minorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause minorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Human Rights Obligations minorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Courts and Conrol Orders minorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review minorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause minorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Again — Courts and Control Orders minorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review minorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Courts and Control Orders minorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause minorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectDavid AmessPolicy vote
Commons26 Oct 2005Terrorism Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Oct 2005Terrorism Bill — Timetable minorityMajority
Commons2 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "recklessly indifferent" minorityMajority
Commons2 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "intends" minorityMajority
Commons2 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1(2) — Encouragement of Terrorism minorityMajority
Commons3 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 6(1) — Training for Terrorism minorityMajority
Commons3 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 8 — Attendance at a place used for Terrorist Training minorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Timetable (No. 2) minorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Extension Of Period Of Detention to 90 Days Majorityminority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "unforeseen recklessness" minorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1(2) — Encouragement of Terrorism — "glorifies" minorityMajority
Commons15 Feb 2006Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism minorityMajority
Commons15 Feb 2006Terrorism Bill — Clause 3 — Application of Ss. 1 and 2 to Internet Activity etc. — Giving notice minorityMajority
Commons15 Feb 2006Terrorism Bill — Clause 3 — Application of Ss. 1 And 2 to Internet Activity etc. — capability minorityMajority
Commons16 Mar 2006Terrorism Bill minorityMajority
Commons16 Mar 2006Terrorism Bill minorityMajority
Commons22 Feb 2007Control Orders — Annual renewal 2007 MajorityMajority
Commons21 Feb 2008Control orders — Annual renewal 2008 absentMajority
Commons9 Jul 2009Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009 absentMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) MajorityMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council minorityMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council absentMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council absentMajority
HouseDateSubjectDavid AmessPolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2010Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2010 MajorityMajority

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 policy70350
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy44040
MP voted against policy420420
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*141428
Total:154988

*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
 = 
154
988
 = 15.6 %.


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