David Ruffley MP, Bury St Edmunds

voted strongly against the policy

Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase

by scoring 7.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid RuffleyPolicy vote
Commons26 Mar 2012March 2012 Budget Majorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Mar 2012Reduction in Income Tax Rate Applying to Income Over £150,000 Majorityminority (strong)
Commons28 Nov 2012Reduction in Income Tax Rate Applying to Income Over £150,000 Majorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2013March 2013 Budget Majorityminority
Commons15 Apr 2013Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Majorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2014March 2014 Budget Majorityminority
Commons2 Jul 2014Finance Bill 2013-14 to 2014-15 — Third Reading Majorityminority
Commons5 Nov 2014Opposition Day — Additional Rate of Income Tax Majorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Mar 2015Opposition Day — The Economy — Top Rate of Income Tax absentminority (strong)
Commons23 Mar 2015March 2015 Budget Majorityminority
Commons23 Mar 2015Income Tax 2015-16 Majorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2015Finance Bill — Third Reading 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 policy000
MP voted against policy40200
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy7070
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000

*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
 = 7.8 %.

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