John Denham MP, Southampton, Itchen

voted strongly for the policy

Nuclear power - For

by scoring 90.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectJohn DenhamPolicy vote
Commons5 Mar 2002Nuclear Power — Planning decisions should be taken in Scotland and Wales — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons5 Mar 2002Nuclear Power — Confidence in planning process in Scotland and Wales MajorityMajority
Commons22 Oct 2002Nuclear Power — Not competitive — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons22 Oct 2002Nuclear Power — Will be addressed on its own merits MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectJohn DenhamPolicy vote
Commons17 Jan 2006Nuclear Power — Opposition to construction of new generation — rejected MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2006Nuclear Power — Welcomes the role of civil nuclear power MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectJohn DenhamPolicy vote
Commons24 Nov 2010Draft Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the EPR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010 minorityMajority

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 policy15050
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy55050
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
 = 90.9 %.

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