David Ruffley MP, Bury St Edmunds

voted moderately for the policy

Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets

by scoring 61.4% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid RuffleyPolicy vote
Commons8 Jun 2010Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Economy absentminority
Commons29 Mar 2011March 2011 Budget Majorityminority (strong)
Commons29 Mar 2011Budget Resolution — Capital Allowances — Tax Breaks for Investing in Machinery and Green Technology Majorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill — Reject Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill 2011 — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons5 Jul 2011Finance Bill — Third Reading absentminority (strong)
Commons26 Mar 2012March 2012 Budget Majorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2013March 2013 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Apr 2013Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Jul 2013Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Apr 2014Finance Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Apr 2014Finance Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Apr 2014Finance Bill — Carry-Over MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Jul 2014Finance Bill 2013-14 to 2014-15 — 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 policy7350350
MP voted against policy40200
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:376612

*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
 = 
376
612
 = 61.4 %.


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