Frank Field MP, Birkenhead

voted strongly for the policy

Business and community control of schools: For

by scoring 93.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Frank FieldPolicy vote
Commons15 Jul 2002Education Bill — Clause 10 — Powers of governing bodies to form or invest in companies to provide services etc. MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectFrank FieldPolicy vote
Commons15 Mar 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Ballot of parents to change from community school to foundation school — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons23 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Majorityminority
Commons24 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Requirements as to composition of governing bodies — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons24 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectFrank FieldPolicy vote
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected absentMajority
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Statutory Consultees For Proposed Additional Academy Schools absentMajority
Commons8 Feb 2011Education Bill (second reading) absentMajority

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 absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336
Total:173186

*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
 = 
173
186
 = 93.0 %.


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