Robert Goodwill MP, Scarborough and Whitby

voted moderately against the policy

Terrorism laws - For

by scoring 38.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectRobert GoodwillPolicy vote
Commons26 Oct 2005Terrorism Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Oct 2005Terrorism Bill — Timetable minorityMajority
Commons2 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "recklessly indifferent" minorityMajority
Commons2 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Offence of Encouragement of Terrorism — "intends" minorityMajority
Commons2 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1(2) — Offence of Glorifying Terrorism minorityMajority
Commons3 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 6(1) — Training for Terrorism minorityMajority
Commons3 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 8 — Attendance at a place used for Terrorist Training minorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Timetable (No. 2) minorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Extension Of Period Of Detention to 90 Days Majorityminority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism — "unforeseen recklessness" minorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Clause 1(2) — Encouragement of Terrorism — "glorifies" minorityMajority
Commons15 Feb 2006Terrorism Bill — Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism absentMajority
Commons15 Feb 2006Terrorism Bill — Clause 3 — Application of Ss. 1 and 2 to Internet Activity etc. — Giving notice absentMajority
Commons15 Feb 2006Terrorism Bill — Clause 3 — Application of Ss. 1 And 2 to Internet Activity etc. — capability absentMajority
Commons16 Mar 2006Terrorism Bill minorityMajority
Commons16 Mar 2006Terrorism Bill minorityMajority
Commons22 Feb 2007Control Orders — Annual renewal 2007 MajorityMajority
Commons21 Feb 2008Control orders — Annual renewal 2008 absentMajority
Commons9 Jul 2009Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2009 absentMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) absentMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council minorityMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council absentMajority
Commons8 Feb 2010Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time) — Clause 1 — Temporary validity of certain Orders in Council MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectRobert GoodwillPolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2010Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2010 MajorityMajority

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 policy15050
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy130130
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*7714
Total:87224

*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
 = 
87
224
 = 38.8 %.


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