Robert Goodwill MP, Scarborough and Whitby

voted strongly against the policy

Post office - in favour of Government policy

by scoring 0.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectRobert GoodwillPolicy vote
Commons16 Oct 2006Post Office network — Concern for delays in investment package — rejected minorityMajority
Commons10 Jan 2007Sub Post-Offices — Condemnation of closure plan — rejected minorityMajority
Commons10 Jan 2007Sub Post-Offices — Applauds the Government record minorityMajority
Commons19 Mar 2008Post Office Closures — Suspend for issues to be re-assessed — rejected minorityMajority
Commons19 Mar 2008Post Office Closures — Commends the Government's action minorityMajority

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 policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy5050
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:050

*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
 = 
0
50
 = 0.0 %.


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