David Cairns MP, Inverclyde

voted strongly against the policy

Coalition Programme for Government - For

by scoring 19.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid CairnsPolicy vote
Commons7 Jun 2010Queen's Speech — Programme for Government minorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Jun 2010Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Economy minorityMajority
Commons8 Jun 2010Queen's Speech — Programme for Government minorityMajority
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Require Academies to Comply with the School Admissions Code — rejected absentminority
Commons6 Sep 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — No Second Reading — rejected minorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Sep 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Oct 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number of MPs minorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Oct 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number and distribution of seats absentMajority (strong)
Commons2 Nov 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2010Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Jan 2011Postal Services Bill — Third Reading — Privatisation of Royal Mail absentMajority
Commons17 Jan 2011Localism Bill — Declines Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons31 Jan 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Feb 2011Taxation of the Financial Sector — Financial Transaction Tax — Banking Levy minorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Feb 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — permissible variation in population in a constituency minorityMajority
Commons15 Feb 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — Special Case of the Isle of Wight minorityminority
Commons16 Feb 2011Opposition Day — Military Covenant minorityminority
Commons29 Mar 2011March 2011 Budget absentMajority (strong)
Commons31 Mar 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill — Reject Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill 2011 — Second Reading absentMajority (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 policy90450
MP absent5125250
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:147754

*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
 = 
147
754
 = 19.5 %.


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