John Butterfill MP, Bournemouth West

voted strongly for the policy

Identity cards - Against introduction

by scoring 95.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJohn ButterfillPolicy vote
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill — Second Reading absentminority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill (Programme) minorityminority
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill [Money] absentminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill (Programme) (No. 2) minorityminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — New Clause 1 — National Identification Scheme minorityminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — New Clause 4 — Application of Freedom of Information Act minorityminority (strong)
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 25 — Reports by Commissioner minorityminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 5 — Applications Relating to Entries in Register absentminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 31 — Tampering with the Register etc. absentminority
HouseDateSubjectJohn ButterfillPolicy vote
Commons28 Jun 2005Identity Cards Bill — Timetable minorityminority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Timetable minorityminority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Recommittal to Select Committee minorityminority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Access to the National Identity Register minorityminority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Compulsory registration when applying for a Passport minorityminority (strong)
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Third Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Applications relating to entries in Register minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 8 — Issue etc. of ID cards minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Report of Costs and Benefits — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2006Identity Cards Bill — Voluntary registration when applying for a passport — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Mar 2006Identity Cards Bill minorityminority (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 policy11550550
MP voted against policy000
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy88080
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336
Total:658686

*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
 = 
658
686
 = 95.9 %.


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