Ben Lake MP, Ceredigion

voted moderately for the policy

Right for EU Citizens in the UK to Stay

by scoring 70.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectBen LakePolicy vote
Commons29 Jun 2017Queen's Speech — Energy Prices — Europe — Tuition Fees — Public Sector Pay — Minimum Wage — Student Grants minorityminority
Commons29 Jun 2017Queen's Speech — European Union Negiotiations minorityminority
Commons14 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 minorityminority
Commons28 Jan 2019Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading — UK Immigration Controls for EU Citizens minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2019UK Withdrawal from the European Union Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectBen LakePolicy vote
Commons7 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — New Clause 5 — Protecting EU Citizens’ Rights — Automatic Right of Permanent UK Residence for Certain EU Citizens minorityminority
Commons7 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — New Clause 18 — Fee Levels and Exemptions — Limitations on Fees minorityminority
Commons18 May 2020Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading minorityminority
Commons30 Jun 2020Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — Third Reading minorityminority

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 policy15050
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy77070
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:120170

*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
 = 
120
170
 = 70.6 %.


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