Keith Vaz MP, Leicester East

voted strongly for the policy

Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against

by scoring 88.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Keith VazPolicy vote
Commons10 Dec 1997Doctor Assisted Dying MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Jan 2000Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill absentMajority
Commons14 Apr 2000Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill — Consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions absentMajority
Commons19 Dec 2000Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations minorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectKeith VazPolicy vote
Commons31 Oct 2006Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs — Termination of Pregnancy absentminority (strong)
Commons14 Mar 2007Point of Order — Contraception and Abortion (Parental Information) absentminority
Commons5 Jun 2007Bill Presented — Termination of Pregnancy (Counselling and Miscellaneous Provisions) absentminority
Commons12 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Second Reading absentminority
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Human-animal hybrid licenses minorityminority (strong)
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Cannot use gametes or pronuclei — rejected minorityminority
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Animal DNA may be inserted into an embryo minorityminority
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for gender-related illness absentminority
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility absentminority
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Sibling compatibility only regenerative tissue — rejected absentminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected minorityminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected minorityminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12 weeks — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 16 weeks — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected absentminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 22 weeks — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin absentminority
Commons22 Oct 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Third Reading absentminority (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 policy7350350
MP voted against policy000
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy44040
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*101020
Total:450510

*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
 = 
450
510
 = 88.2 %.


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