David Maclean MP, Penrith and The Border

voted strongly for the policy

Parliament- Strengthen

by scoring 85.7% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDavid MacleanPolicy vote
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Power to confer additional exemptions by order minorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectDavid MacleanPolicy vote
Commons9 Feb 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Timetable absentminority (strong)
Commons15 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "19" — Ministers to act reasonably minorityminority
Commons15 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "21" — Law Commission recommendations "without changes" minorityminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "2" — Report on Operation of Act minorityminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "5" — Laying a rejected order minorityminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "14" — Veto by specified number of MPs absentminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "15" — Sub-delegated legislative functions absentminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 14 — Negative Resolution Procedure absentminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Third Reading minorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectLord BlencathraPolicy vote
no votes listed

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 policy2100100
MP voted against policy000
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy44040
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336
Total:168196

*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
 = 
168
196
 = 85.7 %.


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