George Galloway MP, Bradford West

voted ambiguously on the policy

Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits

by scoring 40.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectGeorge GallowayPolicy vote
Commons24 Oct 2012Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 — Under Occupation Critera — Local Housing Allowance Rates absentMajority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2012Draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012 — Individual Benefits Cap absentMajority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Decline Second Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% absentMajority
Commons8 Jan 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Second Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% absentMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jan 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clause 1 — Rate of Increase of Certain Benefits, Payments and Tax Credits absentMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jan 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Clauses 1 to 3 and Schedule — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% absentMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jan 2013Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill — Third Reading — Capping Increase of Specified Benefits at 1% absentMajority (strong)
Commons27 Feb 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) absentMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms minorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms minorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2014Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill absentminority (strong)
Commons11 Feb 2014Opposition Day — Halt Further Spending and Welfare Cuts and Investigation Impact of Austerity Measures absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2014March 2014 Budget absentMajority
Commons26 Mar 2014Welfare Cap — Charter for Budget Responsibility minorityMajority
Commons13 Jan 2015Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update 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 policy000
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent9225450
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336
Total:228566

*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
 = 
228
566
 = 40.3 %.


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