Ian Davidson MP, Glasgow South West

voted moderately for the policy

Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests

by scoring 70.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectIan DavidsonPolicy vote
Commons10 Jun 2008Counter-Terrorism Bill — Disallow inquests without a jury in England and Wales — rejected MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Jun 2008Counter Terrorism Bill — Lord Chief Justice to appoint "special coroners" — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons26 Jan 2009Coroners and Justice Bill — Condemn the Coroners and Justice Bill — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2009Coroners and Justice Bill — Enable Minister to Replace Inquest With Inquiry — Incercept Evidence in Inquests absentMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2009Coroners and Justice Bill — Schedule 1 — Explicit Approval of Lord Chief Justice Required for Minister to Suspend Coroner's Inquiry -rejected 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 policy15050
MP voted against policy000
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:120170

*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
 = 
120
170
 = 70.6 %.


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