Ben Spencer MP, Runnymede and Weybridge

voted strongly for the policy

Delegate more powers to government ministers

by scoring 91.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectBen SpencerPolicy vote
Commons8 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 21 — Limitation on Powers of Ministers — Regulations Connected with the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 7 — Physical Proof of Right of Permanant Residence in the UK MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 26 — Status of EU Case Law MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 26 — Status of EU Case Law MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Jul 2020Trade Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority
Commons14 Sep 2020United Kingdom Internal Market Bill (Money) absentMajority
Commons15 Sep 2020United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — New Clause 2 — Limits on Powers to Override Common Frameworks MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Sep 2020United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 46 — Power to Provide Financial Assistance for Economic Development etc. MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Sep 2020United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 47 — Restriction of Power to Provide Financial Assistance for Economic Development etc. MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Sep 2020United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clauses 42 to 44 — State Aid — Northern Ireland Agriculture MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons29 Sep 2020United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 45 — Regulations on Northern Ireland Trade and State Aid — Compliance with Domestic and International Law MajorityMajority
Commons6 Oct 2020Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill — New Clause 5 — Implementation of other International Agreements on Private Law via Secondary Legislation MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Nov 2020Pension Schemes Bill — Clause 123 — Funding of Defined Benefit Schemes MajorityMajority
Commons7 Dec 2020United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 48 — Power to Provide Financial Assistance for Economic Development etc Majorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Dec 2020Financial Assistance to Industry — Authorisation of Payments To Compensate for Indirect Costs of the UK Emissions Trading System or the Carbon Emissions Tax and Carbon Price Support Mechanism MajorityMajority (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 policy10500500
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:531582

*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
 = 
531
582
 = 91.2 %.


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