David Gauke MP, South West Hertfordshire

voted strongly for the policy

Asylum System - More strict

by scoring 87.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons16 Nov 2005Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Prevent the government from interpreting the Geneva Convention so that terrorism can be used as grounds to dismiss asylum claims — rejected absentMajority
Commons16 Nov 2005Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons29 Mar 2006Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected absentMajority
Commons25 Jul 2007The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 absentMajority
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons13 Oct 2015Immigration Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority
Commons13 Oct 2015Immigration Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clause 8 — Offence of Illegal Working MajorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clauses 13-16 — Residential Tenancies MajorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Support for Failed Asylum Seekers and Illegal Migrants MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clause 34 — Human Rights Appeals within the United Kingdom MajorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigation Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority
Commons25 Apr 2016Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months MajorityMajority (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 policy2100100
MP voted against policy000
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy66060
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336

*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
 = 87.0 %.

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