voted moderately against the policy
by scoring 28.6% compared to the votes below
|House||Date||Subject||Hilary Benn||Policy vote|
|Commons||13 Sep 2010||Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Second Reading||absent||Majority (strong)|
|Commons||1 Dec 2010||Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Early General Elections||minority||minority|
|Commons||18 Jan 2011||Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Third Reading||minority||Majority (strong)|
|Commons||13 Jul 2011||Fixed Term Parliaments Bill — Clause 1 — Both Houses of Parliament to Approve General Election Date||minority||Majority (strong)|
|Commons||23 Oct 2014||Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011||absent||Majority (strong)|
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||2||0||100|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||1||10||10|
|MP voted against policy||0||0||0|
|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.