voted moderately for the policy
by scoring 62.5% compared to the votes below
|House||Date||Subject||Mr Stephen Twigg||Policy vote|
|Commons||15 Jul 2002||Education Bill — Clause 10 — Powers of governing bodies to form or invest in companies to provide services etc.||Majority||Majority (strong)|
|House||Date||Subject||Stephen Twigg||Policy vote|
|Commons||21 Jul 2010||Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected||minority||Majority|
|Commons||21 Jul 2010||Academies Bill — Statutory Consultees For Proposed Additional Academy Schools —rejected||minority||Majority|
|Commons||8 Feb 2011||Education Bill (second reading)||minority||Majority|
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 votes||Points||Out of|
|Most important votes (50 points)|
|MP voted with policy||1||50||50|
|MP voted against policy||0||0||0|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||0||0||0|
|MP voted against policy||3||0||30|
|Less important absentees (2 points)|
*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.