Owen Paterson MP, North Shropshire

voted strongly for the policy

Fully Elected House of Lords

by scoring 87.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Owen PatersonPolicy vote
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — House of Lords to be abolished — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 2 (100 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityminority
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 4 (80 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityminority
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 6 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Majorityminority
HouseDateSubjectOwen PatersonPolicy vote
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Support for bicameral Parliament MajorityMajority
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 4 (50 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Majorityminority
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 5 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected Majorityminority
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 7 (100 per Cent. Elected) MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectOwen PatersonPolicy vote
Commons23 Jun 2011Establishment of Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) absentMajority
Commons10 Jul 2012House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (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 policy3150150
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy66060
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:211242

*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
 = 
211
242
 = 87.2 %.


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