David Ruffley MP, Bury St Edmunds

voted strongly for the policy

Mass Retention of Communications Data

by scoring 84.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid RuffleyPolicy vote
Commons17 Mar 2009Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 — Retention of Communications Data by Communications Providers absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid RuffleyPolicy vote
Commons15 Jul 2014Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Fast-Track Timetable — House of Commons Stages in Single Day MajorityMajority
Commons15 Jul 2014Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Jul 2014Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Clause 6 — Date of Repeal — Sunset Clause MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Jul 2014Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — New Clause 5 — Act To Have Effect Despite European Union Treaties Majorityminority
Commons15 Jul 2014Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — 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 policy3150150
MP voted against policy000
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy11010
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:185220

*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
 = 
185
220
 = 84.1 %.


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