George Freeman MP, Mid Norfolk

voted strongly for the policy

Reduce capital gains tax

by scoring 86.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectGeorge FreemanPolicy vote
Commons6 Jul 2010Finance Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2013Budget Resolution — 31 — Employee Shareholder Scheme Tax Exemptions MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectGeorge FreemanPolicy vote
Commons22 Mar 2016March 2016 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Mar 2016Budget Resolution 38 — Capital Gains Tax MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Mar 2016Procedure (Future Taxation) — Inclusion of Provisions Taking Effect in Future Years in the Finance Bill MajorityMajority
Commons11 Apr 2016Finance Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17 — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Jun 2016Finance Bill — Clause 72 — Reduction in Rate of Capital Gains Tax MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Sep 2016Finance Bill — Clause 82 — Reduction in Rate of Capital Gains Tax MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Sep 2016Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (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 policy6300300
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:320370

*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
 = 
320
370
 = 86.5 %.


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