Catherine McKinnell MP, Newcastle upon Tyne North

voted strongly against the policy

Reduce capital gains tax

by scoring 14.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectCatherine McKinnellPolicy vote
Commons6 Jul 2010Finance Bill — Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2013Budget Resolution — 31 — Employee Shareholder Scheme Tax Exemptions minorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectCatherine McKinnellPolicy vote
Commons22 Mar 2016March 2016 Budget minorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Mar 2016Budget Resolution 38 — Capital Gains Tax minorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Mar 2016Procedure (Future Taxation) — Inclusion of Provisions Taking Effect in Future Years in the Finance Bill absentMajority
Commons11 Apr 2016Finance Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17 — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Jun 2016Finance Bill — Clause 72 — Reduction in Rate of Capital Gains Tax minorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Sep 2016Finance Bill — Clause 82 — Reduction in Rate of Capital Gains Tax minorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Sep 2016Finance Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (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 policy15050
MP voted against policy60300
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112

*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
 = 14.1 %.

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