John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay

voted ambiguously on the policy

Gambling - Against permissiveness

by scoring 50.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJohn BaronPolicy vote
Commons1 Nov 2004Gambling Bill — reasoned amendment on 2nd reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons1 Nov 2004Gambling Bill — 2nd reading minorityminority (strong)
Commons24 Jan 2005Gambling Bill — Casino conditions absentminority (strong)
Commons24 Jan 2005Gambling Bill — Third Reading absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectJohn BaronPolicy vote
Commons14 Jun 2005National Lottery Bill (Reasoned amendment on second reading) minorityminority
Commons19 Jan 2006National Lottery Bill — Clause 14 — Functions minorityminority (strong)
Commons28 Mar 2007Gambling (Geographical Distribution of Casino Premises Licences) Order 2007 — 28 Mar 2007 — Division No. 88 minorityminority (strong)
Commons28 Apr 2008Finance Bill — Clause 21 — Amusement Machine licence duty tellayeminority
HouseDateSubjectJohn BaronPolicy vote
Commons17 May 2011Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops Majorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Oct 2013Opposition Day — Localism — Powers Relating to High Streets and Town and City Centres Majorityminority
Commons26 Nov 2013Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill — New Clause 11 — Power to Extend Horserace Betting Levy to Overseas Bookmakers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Nov 2013Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill — New Clause 14 — Self-Exclusion for Remote Gambling Majorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2013Categories of Gaming Machine (Amendment) Regulations 2014 — Stake and Prize Limit Increases Majorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and Betting Shops absentminority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Regulation of Gambling 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 policy4200200
MP voted against policy40200
MP absent4100200
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000

*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
 = 50.8 %.

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

The Whip on the Web

Help keep PublicWhip alive