Denis MacShane MP, Rotherham

voted moderately against the policy

Coalition Programme for Government - For

by scoring 25.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDenis MacShanePolicy vote
Commons7 Jun 2010Queen's Speech — Programme for Government minorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Jun 2010Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Economy absentMajority
Commons8 Jun 2010Queen's Speech — Programme for Government absentMajority
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Require Academies to Comply with the School Admissions Code — rejected minorityminority
Commons6 Sep 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — No Second Reading — rejected minorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Sep 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Oct 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number of MPs absentMajority (strong)
Commons20 Oct 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 9 — Number and distribution of seats absentMajority (strong)
Commons2 Nov 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2010Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Decline Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons12 Jan 2011Postal Services Bill — Third Reading — Privatisation of Royal Mail minorityMajority
Commons17 Jan 2011Localism Bill — Declines Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons31 Jan 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Feb 2011Taxation of the Financial Sector — Financial Transaction Tax — Banking Levy minorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Feb 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — permissible variation in population in a constituency minorityMajority
Commons15 Feb 2011Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 11 — Special Case of the Isle of Wight minorityminority
Commons16 Feb 2011Opposition Day — Military Covenant minorityminority
Commons29 Mar 2011March 2011 Budget absentMajority (strong)
Commons31 Mar 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill — Reject Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill 2011 — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons18 May 2011Localism Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Jul 2011Finance Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons7 Sep 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons12 Sep 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 1 — Police and Crime Commissioners minorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Sep 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 1 — Police and Crime Commissioners minorityMajority (strong)
Commons11 Oct 2011Protection of Freedoms Bill — Third Reading — DNA Retention, Clamping, CCTV, FOI Datasets minorityMajority (strong)
Commons7 Nov 2011Localism Bill — Clause 94 — Abolition of Regional Strategies absentminority (strong)
Commons23 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Feed-in Tariff — Subsidies for Renewable or Low Carbon Electricity Generation minorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Jan 2012Draft City of Birmingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor minorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Jan 2012Draft City of Bradford (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor minorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Draft City of Liverpool (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — 3 May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor absentMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Draft City of Nottingham (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor absentMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Draft City of Leeds (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor absentMajority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2012Draft City of Bristol (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor absentMajority (strong)
Commons7 Feb 2012Opposition Day — Banking — Access to Credit for Businesses — Banking Sector Pay Reform minorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2012Draft City of Manchester (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor minorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2012Draft City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor minorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2012Draft City of Sheffield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor minorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2012Draft City of Coventry (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor minorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2012Draft City of Wakefield (Mayoral Referendum) Order 2012 — May 2012 Referendum on a Directly Elected Mayor minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2012Health and Social Care Bill minorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Mar 2012March 2012 Budget minorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Apr 2012Finance Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Apr 2012Finance Bill (carry over) absentMajority (strong)
Commons23 May 2012Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Individual Electoral Registration — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 May 2012Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Jun 2012Opposition Day — Defence Reform — Military Covenant — Strategic Defence and Security Review Assumptions minorityminority (strong)
Commons27 Jun 2012Electoral Registration and Administration Bill — Third Reading — Individual voter registration etc. minorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Jul 2012House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Jul 2012National Health Service — Health Spending and Rationing by Cost minorityminority
Commons25 Oct 2012Badger Cull Majorityminority

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 policy2501250
MP absent15375750
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy44040
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:5672224

*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
 = 
567
2224
 = 25.5 %.


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