David Ruffley MP, Bury St Edmunds

voted ambiguously on the policy

Further devolution to Scotland

by scoring 40.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid RuffleyPolicy 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 Majorityminority
Commons7 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — Clause 11 — Devolution to Scotland of Powers to Regulate Specially Dangerous Air Weapons absentminority (strong)
Commons7 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — Clause 12 — Return of Certain Insolvency Powers from Scotland to the UK Parliament absentminority (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 absentminority (strong)
Commons15 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — New Clause 10 — Crown Estate — Devolution of Powers absentminority (strong)
Commons15 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — New Clause 11 — Devolution of Powers Related to Time absentminority (strong)
Commons15 Mar 2011Scotland Bill — New Clause 19 — Devolution of Powers Relating to Food Labelling and Content absentminority (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 absentminority (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 policy15050
MP voted against policy30150
MP absent8200400
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy2020
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:250620

*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
 = 
250
620
 = 40.3 %.


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