Helen Goodman MP, Bishop Auckland

voted moderately for the policy

Use of UK Military Forces Overseas

by scoring 68.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectHelen GoodmanPolicy vote
Commons9 Sep 2010UK Armed Forces in Afghanistan (Backbench Business) absentMajority (strong)
Commons21 Mar 2011United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 — Libya — No Fly Zone MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons29 Aug 2013Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons minorityminority
Commons29 Aug 2013Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons Majorityminority
Commons26 Sep 2014UK Air Strikes Against ISIL in Iraq MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectHelen GoodmanPolicy vote
Commons2 Dec 2015UK Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria — Decline to Authorise absentMajority (strong)
Commons2 Dec 2015UK Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria absentMajority (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 policy2100100
MP voted against policy000
MP absent375150
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy11010
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:185270

*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
 = 
185
270
 = 68.5 %.


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