David Gauke MP, South West Hertfordshire

voted strongly for the policy

Coalition Programme for Government - For

by scoring 89.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons7 Jun 2010Queen's Speech — Programme for Government MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Jun 2010Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Economy MajorityMajority
Commons8 Jun 2010Queen's Speech — Programme for Government MajorityMajority
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Require Academies to Comply with the School Admissions Code — rejected absentminority
Commons6 Sep 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — No Second Reading — rejected MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Sep 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Oct 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number of MPs MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Oct 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number and distribution of seats MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Nov 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2010Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Jan 2011Postal Services Bill — Third Reading — Privatisation of Royal Mail MajorityMajority
Commons17 Jan 2011Localism Bill — Declines Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons31 Jan 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Feb 2011Taxation of the Financial Sector — Financial Transaction Tax — Banking Levy MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Feb 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — permissible variation in population in a constituency MajorityMajority
Commons15 Feb 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — Special Case of the Isle of Wight Majorityminority
Commons16 Feb 2011Opposition Day — Military Covenant Majorityminority
Commons29 Mar 2011March 2011 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons31 Mar 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill — Reject Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill 2011 — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 May 2011Localism Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons5 Jul 2011Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons7 Sep 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Sep 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 1 — Police and Crime Commissioners MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Sep 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 1 — Police and Crime Commissioners MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons11 Oct 2011Protection of Freedoms Bill — Third Reading — DNA Retention, Clamping, CCTV, FOI Datasets MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons7 Nov 2011Localism Bill — Clause 94 — Abolition of Regional Strategies Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Feed-in Tariff — Subsidies for Renewable or Low Carbon Electricity Generation absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 Jan 2012Draft City of Birmingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Jan 2012Draft City of Bradford (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Draft City of Liverpool (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — 3 May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Draft City of Nottingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Draft City of Leeds (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Draft City of Bristol (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons7 Feb 2012Opposition Day — Banking — Access to Credit for Businesses — Banking Sector Pay Reform Majorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2012Draft City of Manchester (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2012Draft City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2012Draft City of Sheffield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2012Draft City of Coventry (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2012Draft City of Wakefield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2012Health and Social Care Bill MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Mar 2012March 2012 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Apr 2012Finance Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Apr 2012Finance Bill (carry over) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 May 2012Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Individual Electoral Registration — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 May 2012Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Jun 2012Opposition Day — Defence Reform — Military Covenant — Strategic Defence and Security Review Assumptions Majorityminority (strong)
Commons27 Jun 2012Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Third Reading — Individual voter registration etc. MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Jul 2012House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Jul 2012National Health Service — Health Spending and Rationing by Cost Majorityminority
Commons25 Oct 2012Badger Cull absentminority
Commons19 Dec 2012Energy Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons29 Jan 2013Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — New Clause on Review of Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries minorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2013March 2013 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Apr 2013Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons4 Jun 2013Energy Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Jun 2013Opposition Day — Badger Cull MajorityMajority
Commons5 Jun 2013Opposition Day — Badger Cull MajorityMajority
Commons26 Jun 2013High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Jun 2013High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Jul 2013Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Oct 2013Immigration Bill — Second Reading absentMajority
Commons31 Oct 2013High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2013Recall of Elected Representatives — Power for Voters to Prompt New Election Before Term of Office Ends absentMajority (strong)
Commons30 Jan 2014Immigration Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority
Commons13 Mar 2014Backbench Business — Badger Cull absentminority
Commons25 Mar 2014March 2014 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2014Budget Resolution — The Bank Levy MajorityMajority
Commons1 Apr 2014Finance Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Apr 2014Finance Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Apr 2014Finance Bill — Carry-Over MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Apr 2014High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Apr 2014High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons7 May 2014Minimum Price of Alcohol MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Jul 2014Finance Bill 2013-14 to 2014-15 — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Jul 2014Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Jul 2014Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Third Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons7 Nov 2014Football Governance Bill — Second Reading absentMajority
Commons23 Mar 2015March 2015 Budget MajorityMajority
Commons25 Mar 2015Finance Bill — Third Reading 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 policy5527502750
MP voted against policy50250
MP absent375150
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy10100100
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*5510
Total:29303290

*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
 = 
2930
3290
 = 89.1 %.


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