Dominic Grieve MP, Beaconsfield

voted strongly for the policy

Retention of Business Rates by Local Government

by scoring 88.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDominic GrievePolicy vote
Commons10 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons11 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Local Retention of Business Rates MajorityMajority
Commons21 May 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2013Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England) absentMajority (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 policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:185210

*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
210
 = 88.1 %.


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