John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay

voted moderately against the policy

Openness and Transparency - In Favour

by scoring 28.5% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJohn BaronPolicy vote
Commons20 Apr 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Keep disclosure for MPs' expenses — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons20 Apr 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Exempt only correspondence — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Continue to disclose MPs' correspondence — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Exempt constituents' letters only — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading absentminority (strong)
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' allowances — External audits and no more furniture — rejected absentMajority (strong)
Commons2 Mar 2009Political Parties and Elections Bill — Parliamentary candidates can keep their home addresses secret absentminority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' financial interests — Full and complete registration absentMajority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — No lower limit for declaration MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJohn BaronPolicy vote
Commons18 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Schedule 1 — Process for National vs Local Allocation of Business Rates absentminority
Commons7 Feb 2012Opposition Day — Banking — Access to Credit for Businesses — Banking Sector Pay Reform Majorityminority
Commons22 Feb 2012Health and Social Care Bill Risk Register Majorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Apr 2012Civil Aviation Bill — Clause 84 — Requirement for Civil Aviation Authority to Publish Information on Greenhouse Gas Emissions absentminority
Commons17 Jul 2013Publication of NHS Transition Risk Register and Implementation of Key Francis Recommendations Majorityminority (strong)
Commons3 Sep 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons3 Sep 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Sep 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 1 — Personal Registration of Employed Lobbyists Majorityminority
Commons9 Sep 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 2 — Scope of Register of Lobbyists Majorityminority
Commons9 Oct 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jan 2014Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 2 — Inclusion of Those Who Lobby Special Advisers In Register of Lobbyists Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 May 2014Consumer Rights Bill — New Clause 3 — Access to Data from Service Providers to Inform Consumer Choice absentminority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2014Opposition Day -Benefits System — Risks — Timeframe for Assessments Majorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Dec 2014Equal Pay (Transparency) Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons16 Mar 2015Transport for London Bill — New Clause 1 — Disposal of TfL Assets for Development (Disclosure) absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJohn BaronPolicy vote
Commons27 Jan 2016Opposition Day — Prisons and Probation — Bring G4S Establishments Under Government Control — Review Rehabilitation Policy — Publish Agreement with Saudi Arabia Majorityminority
Commons14 Sep 2016Publication of NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans and Consultation Majorityminority (strong)
Commons24 Mar 2017Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill — Clause 1 — Right for All Registered Voters to Inspect Accounting Records of Certain Public Bodies absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJohn BaronPolicy vote
Commons6 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 80 — Transparency of the Financial Settlement — Approval by MPs Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 6 — Publication of Legal Advice on Varying Notification of Withdrawal from the EU Majorityminority (strong)
Commons7 Mar 2018Draft Transparency of Donations and Loans etc. (Northern Ireland Political Parties) Order 2018 MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 May 2018Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — New Clause 8 — Public Register of Beneficial Owners of Overseas Entities Majorityminority (strong)
Commons1 May 2018Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — New Clause 13 — Requirement for Companies House and Others to Identify Beneficial Ownwers of Companies on Formation Majorityminority (strong)
Commons2 May 2018Lawful Immigration from Commonwealth Countries Prior to 1973 — Windrush — Provision of Papers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons16 May 2018Publication of Papers relating to the Government's Preferred Customs Arrangements on Withdrawal From the European Union Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 May 2018NHS Reforms — Provision of Papers to Health and Social Care Committee Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jul 2018Trade Bill — New Clause 3 — Free Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny and Consent Majorityminority (strong)
Commons19 Jul 2018Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards — Publication of Information About Matters Under Investigation absentminority (strong)
Commons17 Oct 2018Universal Credit — Briefing Papers and Analysis Majorityminority (strong)
Commons28 Nov 2018Offensive Weapons Bill — New Clause 6 — Report on the Causes Behind Youth Violence With Offensive Weapons Majorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2018Contempt — Publication of Legal Advice on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement minorityMajority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2018Contempt — Publication of Legal Advice on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement minorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Mar 2019Offensive Weapons Bill — Knife Crime Prevention Orders — Continuation After Pilot Schemes Majorityminority (strong)
Commons14 May 2019Publication of Health and Social Care Documents absentminority (strong)
Commons9 Sep 2019Provision of Information on Both the Suspension of Parliament and Planning for Leaving the EU Without a Withdrawal Agreement minorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJohn BaronPolicy vote
Commons4 Feb 2020NHS Funding Bill — Clause 1 — Annual Statement — Parity of Esteem for Mental Health Services — Spending on Mental Health Services Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Jun 2020Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme — House of Commons Debates on Sanctions in Individual Cases minorityMajority
Commons8 Sep 2020Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill — Schedule — Consultation and Assessment Prior to Amending Power of Arrest on Basis of Request from Another Country Majorityminority
Commons9 Sep 2020GCSE, A-Level and NVQ Qualifications in 2020 — Provision of Information to the Education Select Committee Majorityminority
Commons26 Jan 2021Environment Bill — Clause 7 — Environmental Improvement Plans — Reports to Parliament on Plant Protection Products Majorityminority (strong)
Commons1 Feb 2021Covid Security at UK Borders absentMajority (strong)
Commons11 Mar 2021Contingencies Fund (No. 2) Bill — Clause 1 — Temporary Increase in Capital Limit of Contingencies Fund — Reports Majorityminority (strong)
Commons14 Apr 2021NHS Pay Award — Report and Consideration by the House of Commons absentMajority (strong)
Commons14 Apr 2021The Investigation into the Lobbying of Government Committee Majorityminority
Commons19 Apr 2021Finance (No. 2) Bill — New Clause 23 — Equality Impact Analysis Majorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2021National Security and Investment Bill — Clause 61 — Annual Report Majorityminority (strong)
Commons28 Apr 2021National Security and Investment Bill — Clause 61 — Annual Report Majorityminority (strong)
Commons19 May 2021Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — Publication of Internal Review of Department for Health and Social Care Pandemic Performance Majorityminority (strong)
Commons26 May 2021Environment Bill — New Clause 25 — Duty to Prepare a Tree Strategy for England Majorityminority
Commons15 Jun 2021COVID-19 Control and Support for the Aviation Sector Majorityminority
Commons13 Jul 2021Armed Forces Bill — New Clause 4 — Armed Forces Mental Health Care Review Majorityminority
Commons14 Sep 2021Health and Social Care Levy Bill — New Clause 3 — Review of Revenue Effects of Act absentminority
Commons17 Nov 2021Strengthening Standards in Public Life — Reforms to Code of Conduct for MPs absentMajority (strong)
Commons22 Nov 2021Health and Care Bill — Clause 69 — Procurement Regulations Majorityminority (strong)
Commons10 Jan 2022Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Clause 6 — Licence Modifications: Designated Nuclear Companies absentminority (strong)
Commons28 Feb 2022Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill — Clause 141 — Serious Violence Reduction Orders: Piloting MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Mar 2022National Insurance Contributions Bill — Clause 2 — Freeport Conditions — Register of Beneficial Owners — Reduced Employer's National Insurance Majorityminority (strong)
Commons7 Mar 2022Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill — New Clause 7 — 38A Further reforms to Companies House absentminority (strong)
Commons30 Mar 2022Health and Care Bill — Clause 35 — Report on Assessing and Meeting Workforce Needs 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 policy2801400
MP absent205001000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy110110
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336

*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
 = 28.5 %.

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