Harry Harpham MP, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

voted strongly for the policy

Stop climate change

by scoring 87.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectHarry HarphamPolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2015Summer Budget 2015 minorityminority (strong)
Commons14 Jul 2015Summer Budget 2015 Resolution 21 — Application of Climate Change Levy to Electricity from Renewable Sources absentminority (strong)
Commons8 Sep 2015Finance Bill — Application of Climate Change Levy Tax to Electricity Generated from Renewable Sources minorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Oct 2015Finance Bill — Clause 42 — Vehicle Tax — Relation to Carbon Dioxide Emissions — Surcharge for Vehicles Costing Over Forty Thousand Pounds 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 policy3150150
MP voted against policy000
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:175200

*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
 = 
175
200
 = 87.5 %.


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