Keith Vaz MP, Leicester East

voted strongly for the policy

Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords

by scoring 99.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Keith VazPolicy vote
Commons2 Feb 1999House of Lords Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons2 Feb 1999House of Lords Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Feb 1999House of Lords Bill — Exclusion of hereditary peers from voting — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons16 Feb 1999House of Lords Bill — Hereditary peers to be elected by House of Lords members — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons16 Mar 1999House of Lords Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Nov 1999House of Lords Bill — Exceptions from the rule that hereditary peers should be abolished absentminority
HouseDateSubjectMr Keith VazPolicy vote
Commons8 Jul 2003House of Lords Reform — Exclusion of remaining Hereditary Peers MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectKeith VazPolicy vote
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Remove Hereditary Places MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectKeith VazPolicy vote
Commons23 Jun 2011Establishment of Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) absentMajority
Commons10 Jul 2012House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (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 policy5250250
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:282284

*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
 = 
282
284
 = 99.3 %.


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