Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Torfaen

voted moderately for the policy

European Union - For

by scoring 61.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectNick Thomas-SymondsPolicy vote
Commons14 Dec 2015European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection absentminority (strong)
Commons24 Feb 2016Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 — Digital Tachographs — Remote Access — Satellite Positioning minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2016Proposed European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism minorityminority (strong)
Commons14 Mar 2016Energy Bill — New Clause 10 — United Kingdom Carbon Account — Consideration of Emissions Traded via European Union Emissions Trading Scheme minorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 Mar 2016Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission minorityMajority
Commons15 Jun 2016European Union Membership MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Jul 2016EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons14 Sep 2016UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union absentMajority (strong)
Commons7 Dec 2016The United Kingdom Leaving the European Union Majorityminority (strong)
Commons7 Dec 2016The United Kingdom Leaving the European Union Majorityminority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading absentminority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons6 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 26 — Agreement of Representatives of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Administrations absentminority
Commons7 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 180 — UK To Remain EU Member Unless UK Parliament Agrees Terms for Leaving absentminority
Commons7 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 143 — Financial Liability of the UK towards the EU absentminority
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 2 — Undertakings Prior to Giving Notice of the UK's Intention to Leave the EU minorityminority
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Northern Ireland minorityminority
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — All Clauses Stand Part Majorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 57 — Protection of EU Citizens' UK Residence Rights minorityminority
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 192 — Nuclear Collaboration — Euratom minorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Third Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — EU Derived Rights and Potential to Aquire Residency Rights for EU and EEA Citizens minorityminority (strong)
Commons19 Apr 2017Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission minorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectNick Thomas-SymondsPolicy 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 policy11550550
MP voted against policy60300
MP absent4100200
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*448
Total:6841118

*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
 = 
684
1118
 = 61.2 %.


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