David Gauke MP, South West Hertfordshire

voted moderately for the policy

Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation

by scoring 60.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons23 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Feed-in Tariff — Subsidies for Renewable or Low Carbon Electricity Generation absentminority (strong)
Commons23 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Feed-in Tariff — Subsidies for Renewable or Low Carbon Electricity Generation absentminority (strong)
Commons19 Dec 2012Energy Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons4 Jun 2013Energy Bill — Clause 10 — Financial Incentives for Larger Small Scale Low Carbon Generation Plants Majorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Jun 2013Energy Bill — Third Reading 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 policy2100100
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:150250

*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
 = 
150
250
 = 60.0 %.


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