Elizabeth Truss MP, South West Norfolk

voted moderately against the policy

Woman's pension age increase - slow transition

by scoring 28.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectElizabeth TrussPolicy vote
Commons8 Jun 2011Opposition Day — Pension Age for Women — Policies Widening Inequality Between Men and Women Majorityminority (strong)
Commons20 Jun 2011Pensions Bill 2010/11 — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons18 Oct 2011Pensions Bill — Clause 1 — Accelerate Transition to Equal Pensionable Age for Men and Women absentminority (strong)
Commons18 Oct 2011Pensions Bill — Third Reading absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectElizabeth TrussPolicy vote
Commons7 Jan 2016Transitional Arrangements for those Negatively Affected by the Increase in the Female State Pension Age absentMajority (strong)
Commons30 Nov 2016State Pension Age: Women — Transitional Measures to Slow Increase Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectElizabeth TrussPolicy vote
Commons29 Nov 2017State Pension Age: Women — Improvements to Transitional Arrangements absentMajority (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 policy000
MP voted against policy30150
MP absent4100200
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
 = 28.6 %.

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