Mark Lancaster MP, Milton Keynes North

voted moderately against the policy

Gambling - Against permissiveness

by scoring 22.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMark LancasterPolicy vote
Commons14 Jun 2005National Lottery Bill (Reasoned amendment on second reading) minorityminority
Commons19 Jan 2006National Lottery Bill — Clause 14 — Functions absentminority (strong)
Commons28 Mar 2007Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licences) Order 2007 — 28 Mar 2007 — Division No. 88 tellnominority (strong)
Commons28 Apr 2008Finance Bill — Clause 21 — Amusement Machine licence duty minorityminority
HouseDateSubjectMark LancasterPolicy vote
Commons17 May 2011Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops Majorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Oct 2013Opposition Day — Localism — Powers Relating to High Streets and Town and City Centres Majorityminority
Commons26 Nov 2013Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill — New Clause 11 — Power to Extend Horserace Betting Levy to Overseas Bookmakers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Nov 2013Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill — New Clause 14 — Self-Exclusion for Remote Gambling Majorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2013Categories of Gaming Machine (Amendment) Regulations 2014 — Stake and Prize Limit Increases Majorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and Betting Shops Majorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Regulation of Gambling Majorityminority (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 policy15050
MP voted against policy60300
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:95430

*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
 = 
95
430
 = 22.1 %.


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