David Hamilton MP, Midlothian

voted strongly for the policy

Minumum Wage

by scoring 100.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid HamiltonPolicy vote
Commons17 Jun 2011Employment Opportunities Bill — Second Reading — Removal of Restrictions on Foreign Nationals Working — Allow Opt-Out from Minimum Wage MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Oct 2011Public Bodies Bill — Schedule 1 — Power to Abolish Agricultural Wages Board minorityminority
Commons24 Apr 2013Abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board minorityminority
Commons15 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Banking — National Minimum Wage tellayeminority (strong)
Commons5 Feb 2014Opposition Day — Employment Rights — Strategy for Creating Higher Skilled Better Paid Jobs minorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Jun 2014Queen's Speech — Raising National Minimum Wage Faster than Average Earnings minorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2014Queen's Speech — The Economy and Living Standards minorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Oct 2014Opposition Day — National Minimum Wage minorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Nov 2014Opposition Day — The Economy — Minimum Wage — Childcare — Business Rates — Infrastructure — Building New Homes minorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Dec 2014Opposition Day — Measures to Reduce Dependency on Food Banks 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 policy8400400
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:420420

*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
 = 
420
420
 = 100.0 %.


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