George Galloway MP, Bradford West

has never voted on the policy

More powers for local councils

by scoring 50.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectGeorge GallowayPolicy vote
Commons21 May 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons17 Dec 2012Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Clause 1 — Planning Applications Directly to Secretary of State absentminority (strong)
Commons23 Jan 2013Opposition Day — Regulation of the Private Rented Sector absentminority (strong)
Commons16 Apr 2013Growth and Infrastructure Bill — Development orders: development within the curtilage of a dwelling house absentminority (strong)
Commons16 Oct 2013Opposition Day — Localism — Powers Relating to High Streets and Town and City Centres absentminority (strong)
Commons17 Dec 2013Local Audit and Accountability Bill — Clause 39 — Protocol for Issuing Direction Relating to Code of Practice on Local Authority Publicity absentminority
Commons8 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Housing Supply — New Towns — Empowering Local Government absentminority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and Betting Shops absentminority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Regulation of Gambling absentminority (strong)
Commons5 Nov 2014Opposition Day — Local Bus Services absentminority (strong)
Commons11 Feb 2015Infrastructure Bill — Safeguards and Conditions for Hydraulic Fracturing Activities (Fracking) absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2015Deregulation Bill — Short-term Use of London Accommodation: Relaxation of Restrictions absentminority (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 policy000
MP absent11275550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:276552

*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
 = 
276
552
 = 50.0 %.


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