Hilary Benn MP, Leeds Central

voted strongly for the policy

Terrorism laws - For

by scoring 91.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Hilary BennPolicy vote
Commons19 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority
Commons19 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Committee of the Whole House MajorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Timetable of Debate MajorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — New Clause 6 — Sunset Clause MajorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Terrorist certification by Home Secretary MajorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Indefinite detention of suspected terrorists MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Special Immigration Appeals Commission MajorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clause 109 and 110 — Implementation of the third pillar MajorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clauses 79 to 87 — Fissile Nuclear Material, Aviation Security MajorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 89 — Identification at a Police Station MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 97 — Jurisdiction of MoD police MajorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clauses 101 to 105, 120 to 122 — Communication Data MajorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 17 — Disclosure Powers MajorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Lord' Amendments absentMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Government Amendments MajorityMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Reinstating Clause 39 — Religious hatred offences MajorityMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Removal of Sunset Clause MajorityMajority
Commons13 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Removal of Sunset Clause — Insistence MajorityMajority
Commons25 Feb 2004Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Privy Counsel Report absentMajority
Commons3 Mar 2004Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Renewal of indefinite detention MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Second Reading — Amendment MajorityMajority
Commons23 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority
Commons23 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Programme — Committee of the whole House absentMajority
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Amendment to Clause 1 — Power to make control orders absentMajority (strong)
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — New Clause 6 — Court of Terrorism Control absentMajority
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Clauses 1 to 13 absentMajority
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Programme — Lords' Amendments MajorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Derogating Control Orders MajorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of Lords' Amendment to Clause 3 — Balance of Probability MajorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Clause — Duration of Control Orders MajorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Clause — Review by Privy Council MajorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Amendment — Sunset Clause MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of Lords' Amendment — Human Rights Obligations MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendments — Application to a Court MajorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review MajorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Human Rights Obligations MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Courts and Conrol Orders MajorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review MajorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause MajorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Again — Courts and Control Orders absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Courts and Control Orders absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause absentMajority
HouseDateSubjectHilary BennPolicy vote
Commons26 Oct 2005Terrorism Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons26 Oct 2005Terrorism Bill — Timetable absentMajority
Commons2 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "recklessly indifferent" MajorityMajority
Commons2 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Offence of Encouragement of Terrorism — "intends" MajorityMajority
Commons2 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1(2) — Offence of Glorifying Terrorism MajorityMajority
Commons3 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 6(1) — Training for Terrorism MajorityMajority
Commons3 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 8 — Attendance at a place used for Terrorist Training MajorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Timetable (No. 2) MajorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Extension Of Period Of Detention to 90 Days minorityminority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "unforeseen recklessness" MajorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1(2) — Encouragement of Terrorism — "glorifies" MajorityMajority
Commons15 Feb 2006Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism MajorityMajority
Commons15 Feb 2006Terrorism Bill — Clause 3 — Application of Ss. 1 and 2 to Internet Activity etc. — Giving notice MajorityMajority
Commons15 Feb 2006Terrorism Bill — Clause 3 — Application of Ss. 1 And 2 to Internet Activity etc. — capability MajorityMajority
Commons16 Mar 2006Terrorism Bill MajorityMajority
Commons16 Mar 2006Terrorism Bill MajorityMajority
Commons22 Feb 2007Control Orders — Annual renewal 2007 MajorityMajority
Commons21 Feb 2008Control orders — Annual renewal 2008 MajorityMajority
Commons9 Jul 2009Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009 absentMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) MajorityMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council MajorityMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council MajorityMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectHilary BennPolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2010Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2010 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 policy7350350
MP voted against policy000
MP absent375150
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy48480480
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*121224
Total:9171004

*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
 = 
917
1004
 = 91.3 %.


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