David Gauke MP, South West Hertfordshire

voted strongly against the policy

Preserve Environmental Protection on EU Withdrawal

by scoring 6.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons12 Jul 2016Environmental Protection After Removal of European Union Law absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons15 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 25 — Amendment of Retained European Union Law Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 67 — European Union Treaty — Human Health and Environmental Protection Principles Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 4 — Rights to be Retained on Withdrawal — Listing in the Act Majorityminority
Commons12 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 63 — Environmental Standards and Protections: Enforcement Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 12 — Environmental Protection Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause — Maintenance of EU Environmental Principles and Standards Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons4 Sep 2019European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill — Clause 1 — Purpose of Delaying Withdrawal — Content of Bill to Implement Withdrawl Agreement Majorityminority (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 policy60300
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:25360

*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
 = 
25
360
 = 6.9 %.


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