James Wharton MP, Stockton South

voted strongly against the policy

Bankers' Bonus Tax

by scoring 8.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJames WhartonPolicy vote
Commons22 Jun 2011Opposition Day — The Economy Majorityminority (strong)
Commons5 Jul 2011Finance Bill — Clause 73 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Majorityminority
Commons13 Jul 2011Youth Employment Bill — Youth Training and Employment — Bank Bonus Budget Tax minorityMajority
Commons13 Sep 2011Opposition Day — Bank Bonus Tax — Jobs — Homes — VAT — Apprenticeships Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Oct 2011Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Majorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment Majorityminority (strong)
Commons14 Dec 2011Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Jan 2012Opposition Day — The Economy, Bankers Bonuses and Job Creation Majorityminority
Commons18 Apr 2012Finance Bill — Clause 209 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Majorityminority
Commons17 May 2012Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 May 2012Queens' Speech — Jobs — Banker's Bonus Tax — VAT Cut — Tax Incentive to Take on Workers — Sooner Infrastructure Investment Majorityminority (strong)
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill — New Clause 13 — Report on Bankers' Bonus Tax Majorityminority
Commons5 Sep 2012Opposition Day — Housing Majorityminority (strong)
Commons5 Sep 2012Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Nov 2012Opposition Day — Bankers Bonus Tax — Impact of Disability Benefit Changes Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Apr 2013Finance Bill — Clause 200 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses 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 policy15050
MP voted against policy100500
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy6060
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:50610

*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
 = 
50
610
 = 8.2 %.


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