David Gauke MP, South West Hertfordshire

voted ambiguously on the policy

Higher taxes on banks

by scoring 42.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill — Reject Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill 2011 — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Jul 2011Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons19 Nov 2013Opposition Day — Free Child Care for Parents of 3-4 Year Olds Majorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2014Budget Resolution — The Bank Levy MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 Mar 2015March 2015 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2015Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons21 Jul 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Oct 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Third Reading Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons28 Nov 2017Budget Resolution 28 — Bank Levy Majorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Dec 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill — Decline Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Dec 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons18 Dec 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill — Schedule 9 — Bank Levy — Exclusion of Overseas Elements of UK Banking Groups Majorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Feb 2018Finance (No. 2) Bill — Third Reading Majorityminority

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 policy6300300
MP voted against policy80400
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
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
 = 42.3 %.

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