Baroness Morris of Bolton

voted moderately against the policy

Asylum System - More strict

by scoring 29.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectBaroness Morris of BoltonPolicy vote
Lords28 Jun 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Failed asylum seekers should not have to take part in community service to be provided with accommodation — rejected absentMajority
Lords6 Jul 2004Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Do not withdraw support from failed asylum seekers who are citizens of Zimbabwe — rejected absentMajority
Lords15 Jul 2004Children Bill — The National Asylum Support Service and Immigration Centres must ensure the welfare of children — rejected absentMajority
Lords7 Feb 2006Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Remove a clause which allows immigrants to be removed on national security grounds — rejected absentMajority
Lords9 Oct 2007UK Borders Bill — The Border and Immigration Agency must ensure the welfare of children as part of its remit — rejected ayeno
Lords11 Oct 2007UK Borders Bill — Give support to failed asylum seekers and their families — rejected absentMajority
Lords11 Oct 2007UK Borders Bill — Give asylum seekers permission to work — rejected absentMajority
Lords12 Jan 2010European Union Committee report on a Common European Asylum System — Motion to Agree — rejected absentMajority

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 policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*7714

*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
 = 29.2 %.

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