Dr Brian Mawhinney MP, North West Cambridgeshire

voted moderately for the policy

Schools - Greater Autonomy

by scoring 77.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDr Brian MawhinneyPolicy vote
Commons11 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected minorityminority
Commons11 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected minorityminority
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected absentMajority
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools absentminority
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDr Brian MawhinneyPolicy vote
Commons5 Feb 2002Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons15 Jul 2002Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements minorityminority
HouseDateSubjectLord MawhinneyPolicy vote
Lords10 Jul 2006Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 — rejected minorityminority
Lords17 Oct 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Local Authorities to encourage 'Foundation' status — rejected absentminority (strong)
Lords24 Oct 2006Education and Inspections Bill — IGCSE for state schools — rejected minorityminority
Lords30 Oct 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Stop faith schools requiring that candidates for headteacher posts belong to the relevant faith — rejected absentMajority
Lords30 Oct 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Faith schools must accept pupils from outside the faith — 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 policy15050
MP voted against policy000
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy88080
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*448
Total:184238

*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
 = 
184
238
 = 77.3 %.


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