The Bishop of Chichester

voted moderately for the policy

European Union - For

by scoring 64.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectThe Bishop of ChichesterPolicy vote
Lords12 May 2008Lisbon Treaty — Government must report on the operation of European competition policy — rejected absentMajority
Lords19 May 2008Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary approval required for any future changes made to the Treaty of Lisbon — rejected absentMajority
Lords4 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Parliament to scrutinise the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs — rejected absentMajority
Lords4 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Parliament must approve the government's policy towards the Common Agricultural Policy — rejected absentMajority
Lords4 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Act of parliament needed for the government to accept future changes to the Lisbon Treaty absentMajority
Lords9 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union — rejected absentMajority
Lords18 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Delay till 20 October 2008 — rejected absentMajority
Lords18 Jun 2008Lisbon Treaty — Ratification by all states before coming into force — rejected absentMajority
Lords8 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Report (1st Day) — Clause 2 — Treaties amending or replacing TEU or TFEU absentminority
Lords13 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Requirement for Referendum on Decisions Under Existing Treaties — Joining Euro — Border Controls — EU Prosecutor's Office MajorityMajority (strong)
Lords13 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Requirement of Referendum Prior to the UK Adopting the Euro absentminority (strong)
Lords15 Jun 2011European Union Bill — Expiry of Provisions Requiring Referendum Before Tranfering UK Powers to the EU absentMajority (strong)
Lords13 Jul 2011European Union Bill — Minister Empowered to Determine Referendum on Increased EU Powers and Competences Not Required absentminority
Lords13 Jul 2011European Union Bill — Suspension of Requirement for Referendum on Certain EU Decisions absentminority

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 absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*111122
Total:111172

*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
 = 
111
172
 = 64.5 %.


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