David Gauke MP, South West Hertfordshire

voted strongly for the policy

Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants

by scoring 83.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons9 Mar 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Jun 2011Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs MajorityMajority
Commons21 Feb 2012Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs — Exemptions from Benefit Reductions Due to Excess Bedrooms MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons24 Oct 2012Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 — Under Occupation Critera — Local Housing Allowance Rates MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Feb 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms absentMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms absentMajority (strong)
Commons18 Dec 2013Opposition Day — Food Banks — Economic Policies absentMajority
Commons12 Feb 2014Housing Benefit and Universal Credit — Regular Payments and Penalty for Excess Bedrooms absentminority (strong)
Commons26 Feb 2014Housing Benefit — Penalty for Excess Bedrooms — Removal of Unintended Exemption MajorityMajority
Commons5 Sep 2014Affordable Homes Bill — Second Reading — Housing Benefit Penalty for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms — Exemptions minorityminority
Commons14 Oct 2014Carers Bedroom Entitlement (Social Housing Sector) Bill absentminority
Commons26 Nov 2014Opposition Day — Government Policies (Wales) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Dec 2014Opposition Day — Housing Benefit Penalties for Social Tenants Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Dec 2014Opposition Day — Housing Benefit Penalties for Social Tenants Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms MajorityMajority (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 policy8400400
MP voted against policy000
MP absent4100200
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:532634

*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
 = 
532
634
 = 83.9 %.


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