George Galloway MP, Bradford West

voted moderately against the policy

Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles

by scoring 34.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectGeorge GallowayPolicy vote
Commons16 May 2012Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel absentminority
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT absentminority
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill 2012 — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2012Opposition Day — Fuel Duty absentminority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2013March 2013 Budget minorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Apr 2013Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT absentminority

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 policy1050
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336
Total:53156

*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
 = 
53
156
 = 34.0 %.


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