Mr Simon Thomas MP, Ceredigion

voted strongly against the policy

Terrorism laws - For

by scoring 8.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Simon ThomasPolicy vote
Commons19 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Second Reading absentMajority
Commons19 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Committee of the Whole House minorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Timetable of Debate minorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — New Clause 6 — Sunset Clause minorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Terrorist certification by Home Secretary minorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Indefinite detention of suspected terrorists minorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Special Immigration Appeals Commission minorityMajority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clause 109 and 110 — Implementation of the third pillar minorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clauses 79 to 87 — Fissile Nuclear Material, Aviation Security minorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 89 — Identification at a Police Station minorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 97 — Jurisdiction of MoD police minorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Clauses 101 to 105, 120 to 122 — Communication Data minorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Amendment to Clause 17 — Disclosure Powers minorityMajority
Commons26 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Programme — Lord' Amendments minorityMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Government Amendments minorityMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Reinstating Clause 39 — Religious hatred offences minorityMajority
Commons12 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Removal of Sunset Clause minorityMajority
Commons13 Dec 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Removal of Sunset Clause — Insistence minorityMajority
Commons25 Feb 2004Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Privy Counsel Report minorityMajority
Commons3 Mar 2004Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Renewal of indefinite detention minorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Second Reading — Amendment minorityMajority
Commons23 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons23 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Programme — Committee of the whole House minorityMajority
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Amendment to Clause 1 — Power to make control orders minorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — New Clause 6 — Court of Terrorism Control minorityMajority
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Clauses 1 to 13 minorityMajority
Commons28 Feb 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Programme — Lords' Amendments minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Derogating Control Orders minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of Lords' Amendment to Clause 3 — Balance of Probability minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Clause — Duration of Control Orders minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Clause — Review by Privy Council minorityMajority
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of New Lords' Amendment — Sunset Clause minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Rejection of Lords' Amendment — Human Rights Obligations minorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendments — Application to a Court absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Human Rights Obligations absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Courts and Conrol Orders absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Again — Courts and Control Orders absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Privy Council Review absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Insisted Amendment — Courts and Control Orders absentMajority
Commons10 Mar 2005Prevention of Terrorism Bill — Weak Sunset Clause absentMajority

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 policy70350
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy270270
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*101020
Total:60740

*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
 = 
60
740
 = 8.1 %.


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