voted ambiguously on the policy
by scoring 50.0% compared to the votes below
|House||Date||Subject||Rt Hon David Trimble||Policy vote|
|Commons||21 Nov 2001||Public emergency threatening the life of the nation — approved||absent||minority|
|Commons||21 Nov 2001||Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Terrorist certification by Home Secretary||absent||minority|
|Commons||21 Nov 2001||Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Indefinite detention of suspected terrorists||absent||minority|
|Commons||21 Nov 2001||Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Special Immigration Appeals Commission||absent||minority|
|Commons||25 Feb 2004||Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Privy Counsel Report||absent||minority|
|Commons||3 Mar 2004||Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Renewal of indefinite detention||Majority||minority|
|House||Date||Subject||Lord Trimble||Policy vote|
|Lords||13 Oct 2008||Counter-Terrorism Bill — No extension of period of detention beyond 28 days||Majority||Majority|
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 votes||Points||Out of|
|Most important votes (50 points)|
|MP voted with policy||0||0||0|
|MP voted against policy||0||0||0|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||1||10||10|
|MP voted against policy||1||0||10|
|Less important absentees (2 points)|
*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.