Lord Sharman

has never voted on the policy

Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against

by scoring 50.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectLord SharmanPolicy vote
Lords12 May 2006Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [HL] absentMajority (strong)
Lords15 Jan 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — creation of admix (inter-species) embroyos absentminority (strong)
Lords15 Jan 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — Saviour siblings absentminority (strong)
Lords21 Jan 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — need for a father absentminority
Lords28 Jan 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] — Abortion on grounds of disability absentminority
Lords7 Jul 2009Coroners and Justice Bill — Committee (5th Day) — assisted suicide absentMajority (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 policy000
MP voted against policy000
MP absent4100200
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:102204

*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
 = 
102
204
 = 50.0 %.


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