George Osborne MP, Tatton

voted ambiguously on the policy

Minumum Wage

by scoring 50.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectGeorge OsbornePolicy vote
Commons17 Jun 2011Employment Opportunities Bill — Second Reading — Removal of Restrictions on Foreign Nationals Working — Allow Opt-Out from Minimum Wage absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 Oct 2011Public Bodies Bill — Schedule 1 — Power to Abolish Agricultural Wages Board absentminority
Commons24 Apr 2013Abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board absentminority
Commons15 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Banking — National Minimum Wage absentminority (strong)
Commons5 Feb 2014Opposition Day — Employment Rights — Strategy for Creating Higher Skilled Better Paid Jobs absentminority (strong)
Commons11 Jun 2014Queen's Speech — Raising National Minimum Wage Faster than Average Earnings absentminority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2014Queen's Speech — The Economy and Living Standards Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Oct 2014Opposition Day — National Minimum Wage absentminority (strong)
Commons26 Nov 2014Opposition Day — The Economy — Minimum Wage — Childcare — Business Rates — Infrastructure — Building New Homes absentminority (strong)
Commons17 Dec 2014Opposition Day — Measures to Reduce Dependency on Food Banks absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectGeorge OsbornePolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2015Summer Budget 2015 MajorityMajority (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 policy15050
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent7175350
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:227454

*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
 = 
227
454
 = 50.0 %.


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