David Gauke MP, South West Hertfordshire

voted strongly for the policy

Reduce central funding for local government

by scoring 88.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons29 Jun 2010Local Government Financing — regrets the cuts — rejected MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Feb 2011Local Government Finance Settlement 2011-12 (England) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Feb 2013Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Feb 2015Local Government Finance Report 2015-16 — Level of Revenue Support Grant MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons10 Feb 2016Local Government Finance (England) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Feb 2017Local Government Finance (England) MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons7 Feb 2018Local Government Finance (England) 2018-19 — Level of Revenue Support Grant MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Mar 2018Local Government Funding absentminority (strong)
Commons5 Feb 2019Local Government Finance (England) 2019-20 — Level of Revenue Support Grant 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 policy7350350
MP voted against policy000
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000

*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
 = 88.9 %.

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