Geoffrey Cox MP, Torridge and West Devon

voted strongly against the policy

Further devolution to Wales

by scoring 15.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectGeoffrey CoxPolicy vote
Commons21 Jun 2011Devolving Responsibility for Jobcentre Plus to the Welsh Government absentminority (strong)
Commons31 Jan 2012Devolution of Powers Relating to Energy Generation to the National Assembly for Wales. absentminority (strong)
Commons18 Apr 2013Finance Bill — Part 2 — Devolution of Wales Long Haul Rates of Duty Majorityminority (strong)
Commons18 Apr 2013Finance Bill — New Schedule — Devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Wales Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 May 2013Queen's Speech — Devolution of Tax Raising and Borrowing Powers to the Welsh Government Majorityminority (strong)
Commons6 Jan 2014Water Bill — New Clause 1 — Legislative Competence for Water in Wales Majorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Apr 2014Finance Bill — Part 2 — Devolution of Welsh Air Passenger Duty Rates to National Assembly for Wales Majorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2014Wales Bill — New Clause 4 — Allowing National Assembly for Wales to Set The Number of AMs Majorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2014Wales Bill- Clause 11 — Referendum on Devolving Welsh Income Tax Rate Setting — Independent Setting of Each Rate Majorityminority
Commons24 Jun 2014Wales Bill — New Clause 2 — Infrastructure Guarantees in Wales Majorityminority (strong)
Commons24 Jun 2014Wales Bill — Clause 19 — Welsh Ministers to Set Own Capital Expenditure Priorities Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectGeoffrey CoxPolicy vote
Commons5 Jul 2016Wales Bill — Clause 1 — Separation of the Legal Systems of England and Wales Majorityminority
Commons11 Jul 2016Wales Bill — Schedule 1 — Devolution of Policing Powers to the Welsh Assembly absentminority (strong)
Commons11 Jul 2016Wales Bill — Schedule 1 — New Schedule 7A to the Government of Wales Act 2006 absentminority (strong)
Commons11 Jul 2016Wales Bill — New Clause 2 — Welsh Thresholds for Income Tax Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Sep 2016Wales Bill — Clause 1 — Separation of the Legal Jurisdictions for England and Wales absentminority
Commons12 Sep 2016Wales Bill — New Clause 3 — Rail: Franchising of Passenger Services — Public Sector Rail Operators in Wales absentminority (strong)
Commons12 Sep 2016Wales Bill — New Clause 6 — Tax on Carriage of Passengers by Air absentminority (strong)
Commons24 Jan 2017Wales Bill — After Clause 48 — Devolution of Regulation of Gaming Machines — Maximum Charge Threshold Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectGeoffrey CoxPolicy vote
Commons14 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures Majorityminority
Commons4 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 11 — Power for Devolved Administrations to Amend EU Law Retained as UK Law on Withdrawal Majorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 11 — Devolved Administrations — Amendment of Retained EU Law Majorityminority
Commons4 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 11 and Schedule 3 - Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 9 — Regulations to Implement Withdrawal Agreement — Report on Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements — Veto for Devolved Administrations Majorityminority (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 policy000
MP voted against policy130650
MP absent6150300
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy4040
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:151992

*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
 = 
151
992
 = 15.2 %.


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