John Robertson MP, Glasgow North West

voted ambiguously on the policy

Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords

by scoring 50.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr John RobertsonPolicy vote
Commons8 Jul 2003House of Lords Reform — Exclusion of remaining Hereditary Peers tellnoMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJohn RobertsonPolicy vote
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Remove Hereditary Places MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJohn RobertsonPolicy vote
Commons23 Jun 2011Establishment of Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) absentMajority
Commons10 Jul 2012House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading 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 policy15050
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:76152

*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
 = 
76
152
 = 50.0 %.


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