David Miliband MP, South Shields

voted ambiguously on the policy

University Tuition Fees - For

by scoring 55.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr David MilibandPolicy vote
Commons27 Jan 2004Higher Education Bill — Second Reading — Increase in University Tuition Fees MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons31 Mar 2004Higher Education Bill — New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student MajorityMajority
Commons31 Mar 2004Higher Education Bill — New Clause 5 — Abolition of tuition fees chargeable to qualifying student MajorityMajority
Commons31 Mar 2004Higher Education Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 Jun 2004Higher Education Bill — Clause 27 — Sections 22 to 26: supplementary provisions MajorityMajority
Commons19 Jul 2004The Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004 MajorityMajority
Commons14 Sep 2004Higher Education absentMajority
Commons14 Sep 2004Higher Education absentMajority
HouseDateSubjectDavid MilibandPolicy vote
Commons9 Dec 2010University Tuition Fee Cap — Raise Upper Limit to £9,000 Per Year minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Dec 2010University Tuition Fee Cap — Set Basic Limit at £6,000 Per Year minorityMajority (strong)
Commons11 Sep 2012Opposition Day — Higher and Further Education — Tuition Fees minorityMajority

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 policy20100
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy44040
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:142254

*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
 = 
142
254
 = 55.9 %.


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