David Gauke MP, South West Hertfordshire

voted ambiguously on the policy

Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles

by scoring 57.7% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons13 Jul 2010Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax Majorityminority
Commons13 Jul 2010Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax Majorityminority
Commons7 Feb 2011Opposition Day — Reduction of Fuel Duties for the Most Remote Areas Majorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Mar 2011Opposition Day — Reduce Taxation on Fuel for Motor Vehicles Paid for by a Bank Levy Majorityminority (strong)
Commons29 Mar 2011March 2011 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill — Reject Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill 2011 — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jun 2011Opposition Day — The Economy Majorityminority
Commons28 Jun 2011Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 Majorityminority
Commons5 Jul 2011Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 May 2012Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Majorityminority
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT Majorityminority
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill 2012 — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2012Opposition Day — Fuel Duty Majorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2013March 2013 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Apr 2013Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT Majorityminority

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 policy30150
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy7070
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:300520

*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
 = 
300
520
 = 57.7 %.


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