David Blunkett MP, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

voted ambiguously on the policy

Human Rights and Equality

by scoring 59.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid BlunkettPolicy vote
Commons13 Jul 2011Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 — Application of Discrimination Laws to Mariners minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Jul 2011Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 — Publication of Equality Objectives by Specified Public Bodies minorityMajority
Commons4 Dec 2012Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons16 Apr 2013Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 56 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights minorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Apr 2013Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Discrimination on the Basis of Caste minorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Jan 2014Immigration Bill — New Clause 15 — Exemptions to Automatic Deportation of Criminals on Human Rights Grounds absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2014Care Bill — New Clause 11 — Human Rights Act to Apply to All Providers of Regulated Social Care minorityminority
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 policy2100100
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy11010
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:160270

*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
 = 
160
270
 = 59.3 %.


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