Mr Ian Stewart MP, Eccles

voted strongly against the policy

Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen

by scoring 10.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Ian StewartPolicy vote
Commons4 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Ministerial orders for exemption Majorityminority
Commons4 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Time for compliance with request MajorityMajority
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Discretionary disclosures Majorityminority
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Delete security services exemption — rejected Majorityminority
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Investigations and proceedings conducted by public authorities Majorityminority
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Formulation of government policy Majorityminority
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Harm from disclosure must be substantial — rejected Majorityminority
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Power to confer additional exemptions by order Majorityminority
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Exception from duty to comply with decision notice or enforcement notice Majorityminority
Commons27 Nov 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Information held for the purpose of investigation Majorityminority

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 absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy11010
MP voted against policy9090
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:10100

*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
 = 
10
100
 = 10.0 %.


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