Peter Dowd MP, Bootle

voted moderately against the policy

Shift Powers from MPs in the Commons to Ministers

by scoring 29.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectPeter DowdPolicy vote
Commons15 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 25 — Amendment of Retained European Union Law minorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 17 — Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union — Approval by MPs minorityminority (strong)
Commons6 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 80 — Transparency of the Financial Settlement — Approval by MPs minorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Retention of Laws Required by the UK's Membership of the Single Market absentMajority
Commons12 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Power for Ministers to Amend Devolution Arrangements for Scotland and Wales minorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Rights and Protections minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 9 — Parliamentary Approval for Terms of the UK's Withdrawal from the EU Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 9 — Implementing the Withdrawal Agreement — Power for Ministers to Modify the Act minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 9 — Regulations to Implement Withdrawal Agreement — Report on Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements — Veto for Devolved Administrations minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 1 — Scrutiny Committee minorityMajority
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 8 — International Obligations — Rights and Protections minorityMajority
Commons20 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 14 — Interpretation — Moment of Withdrawal minorityminority
Commons20 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 14 — Power for Ministers to Create New Criminal Offences Carrying Custodial Sentences of up to Two Years minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Jan 2018Trade Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons9 Jan 2018Trade Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 1 — Restriction of Ministers' Powers minorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 11 — Rescinding of Notification of Withdrawal if no House of Commons Resolution Approving Either a Withdrawal Agreement or Withdrawal Without Agreement minorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Powers for Ministers to Correct Deficiencies in EU Law Retained as UK Law on Withdrawal minorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 14 — Allow Ministers to Change Date of Withdrawal minorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Jan 2018Nuclear Safeguards Bill — Clause 2 — Power for Ministers to Amend Legislation Relating to Nuclear Safeguards minorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2018Space Industry Bill — Clause 68 — Regulations — Role of MPs in Parliament — Reports — Consultation absentMajority (strong)
Commons1 May 2018Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — Clause 48 — Powers for Ministers to Amend or Revoke Acts of Parliament minorityMajority (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 policy4200200
MP voted against policy100500
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy11010
MP voted against policy5050
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:236812

*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
 = 
236
812
 = 29.1 %.


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