Peter Hain MP, Neath

voted strongly against the policy

Identity cards - Against introduction

by scoring 11.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectPeter HainPolicy vote
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill (Programme) Majorityminority
Commons20 Dec 2004Identity Cards Bill [Money] Majorityminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill (Programme) (No. 2) Majorityminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — New Clause 1 — National Identification Scheme Majorityminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — New Clause 4 — Application of Freedom of Information Act Majorityminority (strong)
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 25 — Reports by Commissioner Majorityminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 5 — Applications Relating to Entries in Register Majorityminority
Commons10 Feb 2005Identity Cards Bill — Clause 31 — Tampering with the Register etc. Majorityminority
HouseDateSubjectPeter HainPolicy vote
Commons28 Jun 2005Identity Cards Bill — Timetable absentminority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Timetable absentminority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Recommittal to Select Committee Majorityminority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Access to the National Identity Register Majorityminority
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Compulsory registration when applying for a Passport Majorityminority (strong)
Commons18 Oct 2005Identity Cards Bill — Third Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Applications relating to entries in Register Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 8 — Issue etc. of ID cards Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Report of Costs and Benefits — rejected Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2006Identity Cards Bill — Clause 24 — Appointment of National Identity Scheme Commissioner Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2006Identity Cards Bill — Voluntary registration when applying for a passport — rejected Majorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Mar 2006Identity Cards Bill absentminority (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 policy15050
MP voted against policy100500
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy9090
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:77694

*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
 = 
77
694
 = 11.1 %.


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