Dr Brian Mawhinney MP, North West Cambridgeshire

voted moderately for the policy

No detention without charge or trial

by scoring 63.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDr Brian MawhinneyPolicy vote
Commons21 Nov 2001Public emergency threatening the life of the nation — approved minorityminority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Terrorist certification by Home Secretary absentminority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Indefinite detention of suspected terrorists absentminority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Special Immigration Appeals Commission absentminority
Commons25 Feb 2004Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Privy Counsel Report minorityminority
Commons3 Mar 2004Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Renewal of indefinite detention Majorityminority
HouseDateSubjectLord MawhinneyPolicy vote
Lords13 Oct 2008Counter-Terrorism Bill — No extension of period of detention beyond 28 days 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 policy22020
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*448
Total:2438

*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
 = 
24
38
 = 63.2 %.


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