Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay

voted strongly for the policy

Homosexuality - Equal rights

by scoring 98.4% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectLord Oakeshott of Seagrove BayPolicy vote
Lords13 Nov 2000Sodomy: Scotland minorityminority
Lords16 Oct 2002Adoption and Children Bill — adoption only by married couples — accepted minorityminority
Lords5 Nov 2002Lords Amendment MajorityMajority
Lords10 Jul 2003Local Government Bill, timescale conditions on repeal of section 28 MajorityMajority
Lords9 Jan 2007Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 absentMajority
Lords21 Mar 2007Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 MajorityMajority
Lords21 Jan 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — need for a father MajorityMajority

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 policy000
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy66060
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:6162

*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
 = 
61
62
 = 98.4 %.


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