Lesley Laird MP, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

voted strongly for the policy

European Union - For

by scoring 92.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectLesley LairdPolicy vote
Commons11 Sep 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Sep 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons14 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures absentminority
Commons14 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 absentminority (strong)
Commons14 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 6 — UK Courts and Tribunals — Regard for European Court and European Union Decisions minorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 79 — Reporting Amendments to EU Laws Forming Part of UK Law — Workers' Rights minorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 5 — European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights minorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 1 — Retention of General Principles of EU Law minorityminority (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 policy6300300
MP voted against policy000
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:326352

*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
 = 
326
352
 = 92.6 %.


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