Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid BlunkettPolicy vote
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Power to confer additional exemptions by order absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid BlunkettPolicy vote
Commons9 Feb 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Timetable absentMajority
Commons15 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "19" — Ministers to act reasonably MajorityMajority
Commons15 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "21" — Law Commission recommendations "without changes" MajorityMajority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "2" — Report on Operation of Act MajorityMajority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "5" — Laying a rejected order MajorityMajority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "14" — Veto by specified number of MPs MajorityMajority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "15" — Sub-delegated legislative functions MajorityMajority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 14 — Negative Resolution Procedure absentMajority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid BlunkettPolicy vote
Commons14 Nov 2011Education Bill — Clause 39 — Parliamentary Scrutiny of Exemptions for Schools from Inspections minorityMajority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2012Public Service Pensions Bill — Clause 9 — Power to Alter Public Sector Pension Ages Following Capability Reviews minorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectLord BlunkettPolicy vote
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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 policy1050
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy66060
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:162264

*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
 = 
162
264
 = 61.4 %.


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