James Gray MP, North Wiltshire

voted moderately for the policy

Termination of pregnancy - against

by scoring 73.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJames GrayPolicy vote
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12 weeks — rejected Majorityminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 16 weeks — rejected minorityminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks — rejected minorityminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected absentminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 22 weeks — rejected minorityminority

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 policy33030
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:3142

*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
 = 
31
42
 = 73.8 %.


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