David Gauke MP, South West Hertfordshire

voted strongly against the policy

Further Devolution to Scotland

by scoring 8.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons27 Jan 2011Scotland Bill — Reject Second Reading — Devolution of Further Powers, Including Tax Raising Powers, to Scotland MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons7 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — Clause 1 — Administration of Elections — Start Counting Within Four Hours of Polls Closing absentminority
Commons7 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — Clause 11 — Devolution to Scotland of Powers to Regulate Specially Dangerous Air Weapons Majorityminority (strong)
Commons7 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — Clause 12 — Return of Certain Insolvency Powers from Scotland to the UK Parliament Majorityminority (strong)
Commons7 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — Clause 13 — Return Responsibility for Regulating Health Professionals in Scotland to UK Parliament absentminority (strong)
Commons14 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — Clause 24 — Devolution of Power to Tax Quarrying or Mining to Scottish Parliament Majorityminority (strong)
Commons14 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — Clause 32 — Code of Practice on Borrowing by Scottish Ministers Majorityminority
Commons15 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — New Clause 3 — Devolution — Maritime and Coastguard Agency Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — New Clause 9 — Devolution of Responsibility for Rail Services to the Scottish Parliament Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — New Clause 10 — Crown Estate — Devolution of Powers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — New Clause 11 — Devolution of Powers Related to Time Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — New Clause 19 — Devolution of Powers Relating to Food Labelling and Content Majorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Jun 2011Scotland Bill — Chapter 5 — Empower Scottish Parliament to Tax Company Profits Majorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Jan 2015Infrastructure Bill — New Clause 2 — Shale Gas Extraction in Scotland — Devolution of Regulation to Scottish Parliament Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons15 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — Clause 1 — Consent of Scottish People and Parliament Before Abolition of The Scottish Parliament Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — Clause 11 — Full Control Over Taxation, Borrowing and Public Spending for Scottish Parliament Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 3 — Powers of the Scottish Parliament Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 5 — Veto for Scottish Parliament on Repeal of Human Rights Act as it Applies to Scotland Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 10 — Require UK Parliament to Have Consent of Scottish Parliament Before Legislating on Devolved Matters Majorityminority (strong)
Commons29 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 33 — Full Fiscal Autonomy for Scotland Majorityminority (strong)
Commons29 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 54 — Devolution of Power Over Income Tax in Scotland Majorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — Clause 19 — Threshold for Disability Benefits Majorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — Clause 19 — Carers Benefit — Scope of Eligibility Majorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — Clause 24 — Power of Scottish Ministers to Change Regulations on Benefits in Respect of Rent Majorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 28 — Housing Benefit — Devolving Powers to Scotland Majorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 31 — Ability of Scottish Parliament to Create New Benefits Majorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 39 — Powers of the Scottish Parliament — National Insurance Majorityminority (strong)
Commons6 Jul 2015Scotland Bill — Clause 32 — Gender Balance Among Members of the Scottish Parliament and Members of Boards of Scottish Public Authorities Majorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 35 — Consent of the Scottish Parliament to certain Westminster Acts Majorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 36 — Power for Scottish Parliament to Call a Scottish Independence Referendum Majorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 15 — Abortion MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 18 — Giving the Scottish Parliament Powers Relating to Tax Credits Majorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2015Scotland Bill — New Clause 27 — Equal Opportunities Majorityminority (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 policy2801400
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:1261562

*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
 = 
126
1562
 = 8.1 %.


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