Roger Gale MP, North Thanet

voted ambiguously on the policy

Right to strike

by scoring 41.7% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectRoger GalePolicy vote
Commons9 Jan 2008Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Preventing prison officers from taking industrial action Majorityminority
HouseDateSubjectRoger GalePolicy vote
Commons22 Oct 2010Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (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 policy000
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:2560

*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
 = 
25
60
 = 41.7 %.


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