David Drew MP, Stroud

voted moderately for the policy

European Union - For

by scoring 61.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid DrewPolicy vote
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons26 Oct 2006European Union — A Citizens' Agenda minorityMajority
Commons29 Nov 2006European Community Documents — European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme MajorityMajority
Commons19 Nov 2007European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons12 Dec 2007European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties MajorityMajority
Commons21 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons28 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate minorityMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in terms of justice and home affairs — rejected minorityMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected minorityMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected minorityMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected minorityMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy minorityMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights MajorityMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market minorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs MajorityMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons25 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — rejected absentMajority
Commons25 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development absentMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions — rejected minorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions minorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected minorityMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change — rejected absentMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change absentMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law absentMajority (strong)
Commons3 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Accept the changes of terminology in the Lisbon Treaty minorityMajority (strong)
Commons3 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Increase of powers of European Parliament minorityMajority (strong)
Commons4 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary control of decisions made at the European Union level — rejected minorityMajority
Commons4 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Referendum (No. 2) — rejected minorityMajority
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill minorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons11 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2009Motion to reject the European Working Time Directive — rejected Majorityminority
Commons11 Mar 2009Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks absentMajority (strong)
Commons17 Mar 2009Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 — Retention of Communications Data by Communications Providers MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectDavid DrewPolicy vote
Commons11 Sep 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Sep 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons14 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 — Consent of Devolved Legislatures absentminority
Commons14 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 absentminority (strong)
Commons14 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 6 — UK Courts and Tribunals — Regard for European Court and European Union Decisions minorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 79 — Reporting Amendments to EU Laws Forming Part of UK Law — Workers' Rights absentminority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 5 — European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights absentminority (strong)
Commons21 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 1 — Retention of General Principles of EU Law absentminority (strong)
Commons12 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Retention of Laws Required by the UK's Membership of the Single Market absentminority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 22 — European Economic Area Agreement — Single Market minorityminority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 13 — UK Retaining EU Common Customs Tarriff and Common Customs Policy absentminority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 54 — Transition Period minorityminority
Commons16 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 4 — Preservation of Rights, Powers, Liabilities, Obligations, Restrictions, Remedies and Proceedures on the UK's Withdrawl from the EU minorityminority
Commons16 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 5 — EU Charter of Fundamental Rights minorityminority
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill -Clause 9 — Continued Membership of EU Single Market and Customs Union as Prerequisite for Regulations Implementing Withdrawal Agreement absentminority
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Reject Third Reading — Membership of the European Union minorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Third Reading — Membership of the European Union minorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Jan 2018Nuclear Safeguards Bill — Transition Period — Nuclear Regulation — Euratom minorityminority
Commons13 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 19 — Seek Full Access to European Union Internal Market via Withdrawal Agreement Negotiations minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Seek Participation in European Economic Area via EU Withdrawal Agreement Negotiations absentminority (strong)
Commons13 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Make Withdrawal Conditional on Statement on Negotiations to Retain UK Participation in EU Customs Union minorityminority
Commons13 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 5 — EU Charter of Fundamental Rights minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 1 — Retention of General Principles of EU Law minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause — Maintenance of EU Environmental Principles and Standards minorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jul 2018Trade Bill — New Clause 17 — UK Participation in the European Medicines Regulatory Network MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jul 2018Trade Bill — New Clause 18 — UK-EU Free Trade Area or Customs Union minorityminority
Commons18 Jul 2018Partnership and Cooperation with the Republic of Armenia — European Union MajorityMajority
Commons18 Jul 2018Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and Cuba MajorityMajority
Commons18 Jul 2018Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and Canada MajorityMajority
Commons18 Jul 2018Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and Australia MajorityMajority
Commons18 Jul 2018Relations Between the European Union, its Member States and New Zealand MajorityMajority

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 policy11550550
MP voted against policy50250
MP absent11275550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy26260260
MP voted against policy140140
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*6612
Total:10911762

*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
 = 
1091
1762
 = 61.9 %.


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