voted moderately against the policy
by scoring 21.4% compared to the votes below
|House||Date||Subject||Adrian Sanders||Policy vote|
|Commons||9 Mar 2011||Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading||Majority||minority (strong)|
|Commons||9 Mar 2011||Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading||Majority||minority (strong)|
|Commons||15 Jun 2011||Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading||Majority||minority (strong)|
|Commons||1 Feb 2012||Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those Ill or Disabled Since Their Youth||minority||minority (strong)|
|Commons||1 Feb 2012||Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Period of Entitlement to Contributory Employment and Support Allowance||Majority||minority (strong)|
|Commons||1 Feb 2012||Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 51 — Employment and Support Allowance for Those With Cancer||absent||minority (strong)|
|Commons||1 Feb 2012||Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 10 — Universal Credit Payments In Relation to Disabled Children and Young People||Majority||minority (strong)|
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||5||0||250|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||0||0||0|
|MP voted against policy||0||0||0|
|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.