George Galloway MP, Bradford West

voted moderately against the policy

Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax

by scoring 40.0% 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)
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill 2012 — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2013March 2013 Budget minorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Apr 2013Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Jul 2013Finance Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2014March 2014 Budget absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2014Budget Resolution — To Charge Corporation Tax for 2014-15 absentminority (strong)
Commons23 Mar 2015March 2015 Budget absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2015Finance Bill — Third Reading 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 policy000
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent8200400
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:200500

*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
 = 
200
500
 = 40.0 %.


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