Alex Salmond MSP, Gordon

voted strongly for the policy

Iraq Investigation - Necessary

by scoring 91.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectAlex SalmondPolicy vote
Commons4 Jun 2003Iraq — Weapons of Mass Destruction Inquiry minorityminority
Commons16 Jul 2003Iraq — Foreign Affairs Committee Report minorityminority
Commons22 Oct 2003Iraq — Set up of judicial inquiry — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons22 Oct 2003Iraq — Judicial Inquiry — Not necessary minorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2004Iraq — Attorney-General's Advice minorityminority
HouseDateSubjectAlex SalmondPolicy vote
Commons31 Oct 2006Iraq — Select committee inquiry — to be set up minorityminority (strong)
Commons31 Oct 2006Iraq — Select committee inquiry — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Jun 2007Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry absentminority (strong)
Commons11 Jun 2007Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry absentminority
Commons25 Mar 2008Iraq Inquiry — Call rejected absentminority
Commons25 Mar 2008Iraq Inquiry — Not the right time absentminority
Commons25 Mar 2009Iraq War Inquiry — No reasonable impediment — rejected minorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2009Iraq War Inquiry — Declines to make a proposal minorityminority
Commons24 Jun 2009Iraq Inquiry — Welcomes the inquiry absentMajority
HouseDateSubjectAlex SalmondPolicy vote
no votes listed
HouseDateSubjectAlex SalmondPolicy vote
Commons30 Nov 2016Iraq War — Investigation into Contrasts Between Public Statements and Private Policy 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 policy5250250
MP voted against policy000
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy55050
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*448

*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
 = 91.9 %.

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