David Blunkett MP, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

voted moderately for the policy

Bankers' Bonus Tax

by scoring 72.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid BlunkettPolicy vote
Commons22 Jun 2011Opposition Day — The Economy minorityminority (strong)
Commons5 Jul 2011Finance Bill — Clause 73 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses absentminority
Commons13 Jul 2011Youth Employment Bill — Youth Training and Employment — Bank Bonus Budget Tax absentMajority
Commons13 Sep 2011Opposition Day — Bank Bonus Tax — Jobs — Homes — VAT — Apprenticeships absentminority (strong)
Commons12 Oct 2011Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth absentminority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers minorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment absentminority (strong)
Commons14 Dec 2011Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers minorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Jan 2012Opposition Day — The Economy, Bankers Bonuses and Job Creation minorityminority
Commons18 Apr 2012Finance Bill — Clause 209 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses minorityminority
Commons17 May 2012Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner absentminority (strong)
Commons17 May 2012Queens' Speech — Jobs — Banker's Bonus Tax — VAT Cut — Tax Incentive to Take on Workers — Sooner Infrastructure Investment absentminority (strong)
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill — New Clause 13 — Report on Bankers' Bonus Tax minorityminority
Commons5 Sep 2012Opposition Day — Housing minorityminority (strong)
Commons5 Sep 2012Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes minorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Nov 2012Opposition Day — Bankers Bonus Tax — Impact of Disability Benefit Changes minorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Apr 2013Finance Bill — Clause 200 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses minorityminority
Commons11 Feb 2015Opposition Day — Job Offer Those On Jobseeker's Allowance Must Take Up or Lose Their Benefits minorityminority (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 policy6300300
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent5125250
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy44040
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:467644

*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
 = 
467
644
 = 72.5 %.


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