Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Torfaen

voted moderately against the policy

Tougher on illegal immigration

by scoring 31.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectNick Thomas-SymondsPolicy vote
Commons13 Oct 2015Immigration Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Oct 2015Immigration Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clause 8 — Offence of Illegal Working absentMajority (strong)
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clauses 13-16 — Residential Tenancies absentMajority (strong)
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Support for Failed Asylum Seekers and Illegal Migrants absentMajority (strong)
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clause 34 — Human Rights Appeals within the United Kingdom absentMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigation Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 Apr 2016Immigration Bill — Immigration Detention of Those Who Are Pregnant and Vulnerable People minorityMajority (strong)
Commons14 Dec 2016Draft Immigration Act 2014 (Current Accounts) (Excluded Accounts and Notification Requirements) Regulations 2016 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 policy30150
MP absent5125250
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:126402

*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
 = 
126
402
 = 31.3 %.


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