David Hamilton MP, Midlothian

voted strongly for the policy

Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income

by scoring 100.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid HamiltonPolicy vote
Commons16 Mar 2011NHS Reorganisation tellayeminority (strong)
Commons6 Sep 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Clause 168 — Private Patient Income Cap minorityminority (strong)
Commons7 Sep 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Third Reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Oct 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Drop the Bill — Cross Party Talks on NHS Commissioning minorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Jan 2012NHS — Private Patient Income Cap tellayeminority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2012Health and Social Care Bill minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2012Health and Social Care Bill minorityminority (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 absent000
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
 = 100.0 %.

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