David Gauke MP, South West Hertfordshire

voted moderately for the policy

Iraq Investigation - Necessary

by scoring 76.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons31 Oct 2006Iraq — Select committee inquiry — to be set up minorityminority (strong)
Commons31 Oct 2006Iraq — Select committee inquiry — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Jun 2007Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry minorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Jun 2007Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry minorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2008Iraq Inquiry — Call rejected minorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2008Iraq Inquiry — Not the right time minorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2009Iraq War Inquiry — No reasonable impediment — rejected minorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2009Iraq War Inquiry — Declines to make a proposal minorityminority
Commons24 Jun 2009Iraq Inquiry — Welcomes the inquiry minorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectDavid GaukePolicy vote
Commons30 Nov 2016Iraq War — Investigation into Contrasts Between Public Statements and Private Policy 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 policy3150150
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy55050
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
 = 76.9 %.

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

PublicWhip v2 codebase is currently under development - you can join the Slack group to find out more or email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Help keep PublicWhip alive