Geoffrey Cox MP, Torridge and West Devon

voted strongly against the policy

Right for EU Citizens in the UK to Stay

by scoring 8.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectGeoffrey CoxPolicy vote
Commons15 Jun 2016European Union Membership absentMajority
Commons6 Jul 2016EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain absentMajority (strong)
Commons14 Sep 2016UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union absentMajority
Commons19 Oct 2016Rights for EU Nationals if the UK Leaves the EU Majorityminority (strong)
Commons7 Dec 2016The United Kingdom Leaving the European Union Majorityminority
Commons1 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading Majorityminority
Commons1 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority
Commons6 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 26 — Agreement of Representatives of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Administrations Majorityminority
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Northern Ireland Majorityminority
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — All Clauses Stand Part Majorityminority
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 57 — Protection of EU Citizens' UK Residence Rights Majorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Third Reading absentminority
Commons13 Mar 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — EU Derived Rights and Potential to Aquire Residency Rights for EU and EEA Citizens Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectGeoffrey CoxPolicy vote
Commons29 Jun 2017Queen's Speech — Energy Prices — Europe — Tuition Fees — Public Sector Pay — Minimum Wage — Student Grants Majorityminority
Commons29 Jun 2017Queen's Speech — European Union Negiotiations Majorityminority
Commons14 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 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 policy40200
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy8080
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336
Total:28336

*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
 = 
28
336
 = 8.3 %.


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