Ronnie Cowan MP, Inverclyde

voted strongly for the policy

Higher taxes on banks

by scoring 99.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectRonnie CowanPolicy vote
Commons21 Jul 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Oct 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Third Reading minorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectRonnie CowanPolicy vote
Commons28 Nov 2017Budget Resolution 28 — Bank Levy minorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Dec 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Dec 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons18 Dec 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill — Schedule 9 — Bank Levy — Exclusion of Overseas Elements of UK Banking Groups minorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Feb 2018Finance (No. 2) Bill — Third Reading absentminority
HouseDateSubjectRonnie CowanPolicy vote
Commons16 Nov 2021Finance (No. 2) Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Nov 2021Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons1 Dec 2021Finance (No. 2) Bill — Clause 6 — Rate of Surcharge and Surcharge Allowance — Tax on Bank Profits minorityminority (strong)
Commons2 Feb 2022Finance (No. 2) Bill — Third Reading 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 absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112

*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
 = 99.8 %.

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