James Gray MP, North Wiltshire

voted strongly against the policy

Voting age - Reduce to 16

by scoring 9.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJames GrayPolicy vote
Commons9 Mar 2004Young People and Democracy Majorityminority
HouseDateSubjectJames GrayPolicy vote
Commons29 Nov 2005Representation of the People (Reduction of Voting Age) absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJames GrayPolicy vote
Commons7 Sep 2015European Union Referendum Bill — Allowing Those Aged 16 and 17 to Vote in the Referendum Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Nov 2015Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — Clause 20 — Entitlement to Vote in Local Government Elections at 16 Majorityminority (strong)
Commons7 Dec 2015Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — New Clause 10 — Entitlement to Vote at Local Government Elections Majorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Dec 2015European Union Referendum Bill — Clause 2 — Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum — Those Aged Sixteen and Seventeen Majorityminority (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 policy000
MP voted against policy40200
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:25260

*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
 = 
25
260
 = 9.6 %.


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