Jo Swinson MP, East Dunbartonshire

voted moderately for the policy

Schools - Greater Autonomy

by scoring 64.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJo SwinsonPolicy vote
Commons15 Mar 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Majorityminority
Commons24 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected minorityMajority
Commons24 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected minorityMajority
Commons24 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Requirement "to have regard to" the Secretary of State's Code for School Admissions — rejected Majorityminority
Commons24 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJo SwinsonPolicy vote
Commons19 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons19 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Permitting Special Schools to Become Academies MajorityMajority
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Personal, Social and Health Education in Academy School Curricula -rejected MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Require Academies to Comply with the School Admissions Code — rejected MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Academy Schools to Comply with Exclusion and Behaviour Legislation — rejected MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Selective Schools Becoming Academies Exempt from Requirement to Provide Education for Pupils of Different Abilities MajorityMajority
Commons26 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Clause 16 — Pre-commencement applications etc MajorityMajority
Commons26 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2011Education Bill (second reading) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons11 May 2011Education Bill — New Clause 9 — Requirement to achieve specified standard: suppliers of careers guidance absentMajority (strong)
Commons11 May 2011Education Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons30 Oct 2013Opposition Day — Require State School Teachers to Have or be Working Towards Qualified Teacher Status absentMajority (strong)
Commons29 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Qualified Teacher Status absentMajority (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 policy8400400
MP voted against policy30150
MP absent4100200
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy4040
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:530820

*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
 = 
530
820
 = 64.6 %.


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