Jim McMahon MP, Oldham West and Royton

voted strongly for the policy

Higher Benefits for Ill and Disabled

by scoring 80.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJim McMahonPolicy vote
Commons2 Mar 2016Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Removal of Work Related Activity Component from Employment and Support Allowance — Impact Assessment and Parliamentary Approval of Implementation minorityminority (strong)
Commons2 Mar 2016Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Removal of Limited Capability for Work Component from Universal Credit — Impact Assessment and Parliamentary Approval of Implementation minorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Jun 2016Benefit Cuts for Disabled and Ill People Required to Participate in Activities Intended to Increase Their Chances of Obtaining Work minorityminority (strong)
Commons20 Jul 2016Housing Benefit Cuts — Supported Housing absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJim McMahonPolicy vote
Commons18 Jan 2021Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons15 Sep 2021Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Sep 2021Working People‚Äôs Finances: Government Policy minorityminority (strong)
Commons24 Jan 2022Cost of Living Increases — Income — Poverty — Universal Credit — Energy Payment — Child Payments absentMajority (strong)
Commons7 Feb 2022Social Security and Pensions absentMajority (strong)
Commons18 May 2022Programme for Government — Workers' Rights — Cost of Living — Climate — Benefits — Windfall Tax — Devolution — Human Rights absentminority (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 policy6300300
MP voted against policy000
MP absent4100200
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:400500

*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
 = 
400
500
 = 80.0 %.


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