Geoffrey Cox MP, Torridge and West Devon

voted moderately for the policy

Restrict Scope of Legal Aid

by scoring 72.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectGeoffrey CoxPolicy vote
Commons29 Jun 2011Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons31 Oct 2011Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Definition of Domestic Abuse Used In Relation to Eligibility for Civil Legal Aid MajorityMajority
Commons31 Oct 2011Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Schedule 1 — Legal Aid in Clinical Negligence Cases MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Nov 2011Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — New Clause 17 — Extension of Scope of Legal Aid MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Nov 2011Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Apr 2012Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Ensure Individuals Have Access to Legal Services They Need absentMajority (strong)
Commons17 Apr 2012Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Legal Aid for Social Welfare Law absentMajority (strong)
Commons17 Apr 2012Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Legal Aid for children absentMajority (strong)
Commons5 Dec 2012Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2012 — Extension of Legal Aid to Certain Welfare Appeals and Certain International Child Benefit Recovery Cases absentminority (strong)
Commons5 Dec 2012Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) Regulations 2012 absentMajority
Commons22 Jan 2014Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations — Legal Aid In Cases With Borderline Prospect of Success absentMajority
Commons9 Jul 2014Draft Civil Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2014 — Residence Test for Legal Aid Eligibility 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 policy4200200
MP voted against policy000
MP absent5125250
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy11010
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:337464

*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
 = 
337
464
 = 72.6 %.


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