Frank Field MP, Birkenhead

voted strongly against the policy

Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections

by scoring 1.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectFrank FieldPolicy vote
Commons6 Sep 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — No Second Reading — rejected minorityMajority
Commons6 Sep 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Sep 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Programme motion minorityMajority
Commons6 Sep 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill (Money) absentMajority
Commons19 Oct 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 7 — Defining the Alternative Vote System minorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Nov 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Feb 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 1 — Referendum on the Alternative Vote — Threshold for Binding Result absentMajority
Commons16 Feb 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 1 — Referendum on the Alternative Vote System — Threshold on Making Result Binding minorityMajority

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 policy000
MP voted against policy30150
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:2184

*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
 = 
2
184
 = 1.1 %.


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