David Blunkett MP, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

voted moderately for the policy

More powers for local councils

by scoring 65.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid BlunkettPolicy vote
Commons19 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons19 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Third Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Oct 2010London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2010Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons13 Dec 2010Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Money absentMajority
Commons17 Jan 2011Localism Bill — Declines Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2011Localism Bill (Money) absentMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2011Education Bill (second reading) minorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Mar 2011Local Government Publicity minorityminority
Commons31 Mar 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 142 — Directions Releated to Prohibited Actvitity in Parliament Square minorityminority
Commons31 Mar 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority
Commons11 May 2011Education Bill — Clause 34 — Role of Local Authority in Implementation of Decisions by School Admissions Adjudicator minorityminority (strong)
Commons17 May 2011Localism Bill — Clause 5 — Power for Secretary of State to Repeal Laws Conflicting with General Power of Competence for Local Government minorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 May 2011Localism Bill — Schedule 2 — Power for Secretary of State to Impose Change to Mayor and Cabinet Executive minorityminority (strong)
Commons17 May 2011Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops absentminority
Commons18 May 2011Localism Bill — Clause 168 — Designation of Mayoral Development Areas minorityminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2011Localism Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons7 Dec 2011London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 4 — Power to Require Name and Address for Council Officers, PCSOs and Accredited Individuals When Issuing FPNs absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading minorityMajority
Commons11 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session minorityMajority
Commons18 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Local Retention of Business Rates minorityMajority
Commons25 Jan 2012London Local Authorities Bill — Street Litter Control Notices — Application to All Non Domestic Premises absentminority
Commons31 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Spending on Council tax Reduction Schemes minorityMajority
Commons21 Feb 2012London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet absentMajority
Commons21 May 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Dec 2012Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Clause 1 — Planning Applications Directly to Secretary of State minorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Jan 2013Opposition Day — Regulation of the Private Rented Sector absentminority (strong)
Commons16 Apr 2013Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house minorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Oct 2013Opposition Day — Localism — Powers Relating to High Streets and Town and City Centres minorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Dec 2013Local Audit and Accountability Bill — Clause 39 — Protocol for Issuing Direction Relating to Code of Practice on Local Authority Publicity absentminority
Commons8 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Housing Supply — New Towns — Empowering Local Government minorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and Betting Shops minorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Regulation of Gambling minorityminority (strong)
Commons5 Nov 2014Opposition Day — Local Bus Services absentminority (strong)
Commons11 Feb 2015Infrastructure Bill — Safeguards and Conditions for Hydraulic Fracturing Activities (Fracking) minorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2015Deregulation Bill — Short-term Use of London Accommodation: Relaxation of Restrictions minorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectLord BlunkettPolicy vote
no votes listed

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 policy14700700
MP voted against policy50250
MP absent5125250
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy6060
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*5510
Total:8501290

*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
 = 
850
1290
 = 65.9 %.


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