voted ambiguously on the policy
by scoring 47.3% compared to the votes below
|House||Date||Subject||David Blunkett||Policy vote|
|Commons||18 Mar 2002||Hunting with Dogs: Self-Supervision Scheme||Majority||Majority|
|Commons||18 Mar 2002||Hunting with Dogs: Hunting Under Licence||minority||Majority|
|Commons||18 Mar 2002||Hunting with Dogs: Ban||Majority||Majority (strong)|
|Commons||30 Jun 2003||Hunting Bill — New Clause 6 — Use of Dogs Below Ground (No. 2)||minority||Majority|
|Commons||30 Jun 2003||Hunting Bill — New Clause 11 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Foxes||minority||Majority (strong)|
|Commons||30 Jun 2003||Hunting Bill — New Clause 14 — Registration in Respect of Hunting of Mink||absent||Majority|
|Commons||15 Sep 2004||Hunting Bill||absent||Majority (strong)|
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 votes||Points||Out of|
|Most important votes (50 points)|
|MP voted with policy||1||50||50|
|MP voted against policy||1||0||50|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||1||10||10|
|MP voted against policy||2||0||20|
|Less important absentees (2 points)|
*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.