Colum Eastwood MP, Foyle

voted moderately for the policy

Reduce max amount people may be charged for care

by scoring 75.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectColum EastwoodPolicy vote
Commons25 Feb 2020Social Care Reform — Free Personal Care absentminority (strong)
Commons22 Nov 2021Health and Care Bill — New Clause 49 — Cap on Requirement to Pay Care Costs minorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Mar 2022Health and Care Bill — Clause 140 — Cap on Care Costs for Charging Purposes minorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Apr 2022Health and Care Bill — Clause 35 — Cap on Care Costs for Charging Purposes 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 policy2100100
MP voted against policy000
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000

*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
 = 75.0 %.

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