Kim Leadbeater MP, Batley and Spen

voted ambiguously on the policy

Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits

by scoring 41.7% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectKim LeadbeaterPolicy vote
Commons15 Sep 2021Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit Majorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Sep 2021Working People’s Finances: Government Policy absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Jan 2022Charter for Budget Responsibility minorityMajority
Commons10 Jan 2022Welfare Cap absentminority (strong)
Commons24 Jan 2022Cost of Living Increases — Income — Poverty — Universal Credit — Energy Payment — Child Payments absentminority (strong)
Commons7 Feb 2022Social Security and Pensions absentminority (strong)
Commons2 Mar 2022Draft Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2022 absentminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2022Programme for Government — Workers' Rights — Cost of Living — Climate — Benefits — Windfall Tax — Devolution — Human Rights absentMajority (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 policy000
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent6150300
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
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
 = 41.7 %.

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