Charles Walker MP, Broxbourne

voted moderately against the policy

Greater Transparency in Public Life

by scoring 32.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectCharles WalkerPolicy vote
Commons20 Apr 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Keep disclosure for MPs' expenses — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons20 Apr 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Exempt only correspondence — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Continue to disclose MPs' correspondence — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Exempt constituents' letters only — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading absentminority (strong)
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' allowances — External audits and no more furniture — rejected absentMajority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' financial interests — Full and complete registration absentMajority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — No lower limit for declaration absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectCharles WalkerPolicy vote
Commons24 Mar 2017Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill — Clause 1 — Right for All Registered Voters to Inspect Accounting Records of Certain Public Bodies absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectCharles WalkerPolicy vote
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 6 — Publication of Legal Advice on Varying Notification of Withdrawal from the EU Majorityminority (strong)
Commons1 May 2018Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — New Clause 8 — Public Register of Beneficial Owners of Overseas Entities Majorityminority (strong)
Commons1 May 2018Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — New Clause 13 — Requirement for Companies House and Others to Identify Beneficial Ownwers of Companies on Formation Majorityminority
Commons2 May 2018Lawful Immigration from Commonwealth Countries Prior to 1973 — Windrush — Provision of Papers Majorityminority
Commons16 May 2018Publication of Papers relating to the Government's Preferred Customs Arrangements on Withdrawal From the European Union Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 May 2018NHS Reforms — Provision of Papers to Health and Social Care Committee Majorityminority
Commons17 Jul 2018Trade Bill — New Clause 3 — Free Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny and Consent Majorityminority (strong)
Commons19 Jul 2018Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards — Publication of Information About Matters Under Investigation absentminority (strong)
Commons17 Oct 2018Universal Credit — Briefing Papers and Analysis Majorityminority (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 policy000
MP voted against policy50250
MP absent10250500
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:250780

*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
 = 
250
780
 = 32.1 %.


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