Zac Goldsmith MP, Richmond Park

voted moderately against the policy

European Union - For

by scoring 32.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectZac GoldsmithPolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2010European Union External Action Service absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Nov 2010European Union Economic Governance absentminority
Commons14 Dec 2010European Union Documents- Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions and Remuneration Policies MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Jan 2011European Union Bill — Clause 6 — Referendum on Emergency Financial Assistance for EU Member States minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Feb 2011European Union — UK Contributions to the Eurozone Financial Stabilisation Mechanism absentminority (strong)
Commons23 Mar 2011Establishment of the European Stability Mechanism absentMajority (strong)
Commons24 May 2011Royal Assent — Eurozone Financial Assistance minorityMajority
Commons14 Sep 2011European Union Directive — Access to a Lawyer Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Nov 2011Deferred Division — Schengen Governance absentMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2011Opposition Day — European Union Majorityminority (strong)
Commons24 Apr 2012European Union — Data Protection in the Areas of Police and Criminal Justice (EU Directive) absentMajority (strong)
Commons31 Oct 2012Seek Real Terms Cut in European Union Budget Majorityminority
Commons6 Nov 2012European Union — Banking Union and Economic and Monetary Union — European Banking Authority minorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Apr 2013Government assessment of medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission MajorityMajority
Commons15 Jul 2013Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures Majorityminority
Commons15 Jul 2013Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Jul 20132014 JHA Opt-out Decision — European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training — Opt In Majorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2013European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013 MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme minorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2014Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jan 2014European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market absentMajority (strong)
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme minorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Third Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme minorityMajority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2014Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission MajorityMajority
Commons10 Nov 2014Transposing European Union Criminal Justice and Data Protection Measures into UK Law minorityMajority (strong)
Commons19 Nov 2014Opposition Day — Rejoining of 35 European Union Justice and Home Affairs Measures absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectZac GoldsmithPolicy vote
Commons14 Dec 2015European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection absentminority (strong)
Commons24 Feb 2016Draft Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Tachographs) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 — Digital Tachographs — Remote Access — Satellite Positioning absentMajority
Commons9 Mar 2016Proposed European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism absentminority (strong)
Commons14 Mar 2016Energy Bill — New Clause 10 — United Kingdom Carbon Account — Consideration of Emissions Traded via European Union Emissions Trading Scheme absentMajority (strong)
Commons23 Mar 2016Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission absentMajority
Commons15 Jun 2016European Union Membership absentMajority (strong)
Commons6 Jul 2016EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons14 Sep 2016UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union minorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectZac GoldsmithPolicy vote
Commons11 Sep 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Sep 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority (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 policy3150150
MP voted against policy130650
MP absent12300600
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336

*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
 = 32.5 %.

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