Geoffrey Cox MP, Torridge and West Devon

voted ambiguously on the policy

Closed Material Proceedure

by scoring 58.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectGeoffrey CoxPolicy vote
Commons18 Dec 2012Justice and Security Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons4 Mar 2013Justice and Security Bill — Clause 6 — Closed Material Proceedings Only If Fair Determination Not Possible By Other Means absentMajority (strong)
Commons4 Mar 2013Justice and Security Bill — Clause 6 — Balance Interests of Justice With Harm to National Security — Closed Material Proceedings absentMajority
Commons4 Mar 2013Justice and Security Bill — Clause 8 — Balance National Security vs Public Interest in Requests to Withhold Information From Parties in Civil Court Cases absentMajority (strong)
Commons7 Mar 2013Justice and Security Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jul 2013The Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2013 — Closed Material Proceedure absentMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jul 2013Civil Procedure Rules — Closed Material Proceedings 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 policy15050
MP voted against policy000
MP absent5125250
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:176302

*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
 = 
176
302
 = 58.3 %.


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