Robert Goodwill MP, Scarborough and Whitby

voted moderately against the policy

Identity cards - For introduction

by scoring 25.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectRobert GoodwillPolicy vote
Commons28 Jun 2005Identity Cards Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons28 Jun 2005Identity Cards Bill — Timetable minorityMajority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Timetable minorityMajority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Recommittal to Select Committee minorityMajority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Access to the National Identity Register minorityMajority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Compulsory registration when applying for a Passport minorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Applications relating to entries in Register absentMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 8 — Issue etc. of ID cards absentMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Report of Costs and Benefits — rejected absentMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner absentMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner absentMajority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2006Identity Cards Bill — Voluntary registration when applying for a passport — rejected minorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Mar 2006Identity Cards Bill 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 policy000
MP voted against policy40200
MP absent5125250
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy5050
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:125500

*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
 = 
125
500
 = 25.0 %.


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