James Cartlidge MP, South Suffolk

voted strongly for the policy

Increase the income tax - tax free allowance

by scoring 100.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJames CartlidgePolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2015Summer Budget 2015 MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Oct 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Mar 2016March 2016 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons11 Apr 2016Finance Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17 — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons6 Sep 2016Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJames CartlidgePolicy vote
Commons1 Nov 2018Budget Resolution 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for Tax Year 2019-20 MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2018Finance Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2018Finance Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons19 Nov 2018Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for 2019-20 and 2020-21 MajorityMajority (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 policy11550550
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:550550

*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
 = 
550
550
 = 100.0 %.


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