Mr Ivan Lewis MP, Bury South

voted strongly for the policy

Iraq 2003 - For the invasion

by scoring 99.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Ivan LewisPolicy vote
Commons24 Sep 2002Iraq — Weapons of Mass Destruction absentminority
Commons25 Nov 2002Iraq — UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Second resolution necessary — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2003Iraq — Case for war is unproven — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2003Iraq — Endorse UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Final Opportunity for Iraq to Disarm MajorityMajority
Commons18 Mar 2003Iraq — Case for war not established — rejected MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Mar 2003Iraq — Declaration of War 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 policy2100100
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:131132

*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
 = 
131
132
 = 99.2 %.


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