George Galloway MP, Bradford West

voted ambiguously on the policy

Coalition Programme for Government - For

by scoring 44.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectGeorge GallowayPolicy vote
Commons16 Apr 2012Finance Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons16 Apr 2012Finance Bill (carry over) absentMajority (strong)
Commons23 May 2012Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Individual Electoral Registration — Decline Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons23 May 2012Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons26 Jun 2012Opposition Day — Defence Reform — Military Covenant — Strategic Defence and Security Review Assumptions absentminority (strong)
Commons27 Jun 2012Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Third Reading — Individual voter registration etc. absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Jul 2012House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Jul 2012National Health Service — Health Spending and Rationing by Cost absentminority
Commons25 Oct 2012Badger Cull absentminority
Commons19 Dec 2012Energy Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons29 Jan 2013Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — New Clause on Review of Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries Majorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2013March 2013 Budget minorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Apr 2013Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons4 Jun 2013Energy Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons5 Jun 2013Opposition Day — Badger Cull absentMajority
Commons5 Jun 2013Opposition Day — Badger Cull absentMajority
Commons26 Jun 2013High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Decline Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons26 Jun 2013High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons2 Jul 2013Finance Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons22 Oct 2013Immigration Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons31 Oct 2013High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2013Recall of Elected Representatives — Power for Voters to Prompt New Election Before Term of Office Ends absentMajority (strong)
Commons30 Jan 2014Immigration Bill — Third Reading absentMajority
Commons13 Mar 2014Backbench Business — Badger Cull absentminority
Commons25 Mar 2014March 2014 Budget absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2014Budget Resolution — The Bank Levy absentMajority
Commons1 Apr 2014Finance Bill — Decline Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons1 Apr 2014Finance Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons1 Apr 2014Finance Bill — Carry-Over absentMajority (strong)
Commons28 Apr 2014High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Decline Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons28 Apr 2014High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons7 May 2014Minimum Price of Alcohol absentMajority (strong)
Commons2 Jul 2014Finance Bill 2013-14 to 2014-15 — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons15 Jul 2014Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading absentminority (strong)
Commons15 Jul 2014Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Third Reading absentminority (strong)
Commons7 Nov 2014Football Governance Bill — Second Reading absentMajority
Commons23 Mar 2015March 2015 Budget absentMajority
Commons25 Mar 2015Finance Bill — Third Reading absentMajority

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 policy40200
MP absent225501100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*101020
Total:6101380

*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
 = 
610
1380
 = 44.2 %.


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