Lord Carter of Coles

voted strongly for the policy

Identity cards - For introduction

by scoring 99.4% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectLord Carter of ColesPolicy vote
Lords15 Nov 2005Identity Cards Bill — statutory purpose absentMajority
Lords12 Dec 2005Identity Cards Bill — convenience of registering MajorityMajority
Lords16 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill — Report of Costs and Benefits minorityminority (strong)
Lords16 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill (security of data) minorityminority
Lords16 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill (restricted scope: efficiency of public services) absentminority
Lords23 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill (amendment 38: compulsion via designated documents) minorityminority (strong)
Lords23 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill (amendment 46: compulsion to register) minorityminority (strong)
Lords30 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill nono
Lords30 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill minorityminority (strong)
Lords30 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill minorityminority (strong)
Lords30 Jan 2006Identity Cards Bill MajorityMajority
Lords6 Mar 2006Identity Cards Bill — Voluntary registration when applying for a passport — insisted 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 absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy44040
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:342344

*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
 = 
342
344
 = 99.4 %.


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