Andrew Murrison MP, Westbury

voted ambiguously on the policy

Homosexuality - Equal rights

by scoring 54.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectAndrew MurrisonPolicy vote
Commons24 Oct 2001Relationships (Civil Registration) minorityMajority
Commons29 Oct 2001Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading minorityMajority
Commons16 May 2002Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption minorityMajority
Commons20 May 2002Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. minorityMajority
Commons4 Nov 2002Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2003Local Government Bill — New Clause 11 — Repeal of Section 2A of Local Government Act 1986 MajorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2003Local Government Bill — Maintain Prohibition on Promotion of Homosexuality (Section 28) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 May 2004Gender Recognition Bill — Allow Marriages to Remain Valid If They Become a Same Sex Marriage minorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Oct 2004Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] absentMajority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2004Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples minorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2004Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading absentMajority
HouseDateSubjectAndrew MurrisonPolicy vote
Commons19 Mar 2007Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations minorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected minorityMajority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected minorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectAndrew MurrisonPolicy vote
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Money) MajorityMajority
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — (Carry-over) MajorityMajority
Commons21 May 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2014Same Sex Marriage — Enabling Courts to Deal with Divorce or Annulment Proceedings absentMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2014Amendments to Acts of Parliament in Light of the Introduction of Same Sex Marriage in Parts of the UK absentMajority
Commons5 Mar 2014Make Same Sex Marriage Available to Armed Forces Personnel Outside the United Kingdom absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectAndrew MurrisonPolicy vote
Commons9 Jul 2019Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — New Clause 1 — Marriage of Same-Sex Couples absentMajority (strong)
Commons18 Jul 2019Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — Lords Amendments — Abortion — Marriage and Civil Partnerships — Transparency etc. 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 policy3150150
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent7175350
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy7070
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:357654

*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
 = 
357
654
 = 54.6 %.


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