Liam Byrne MP, Birmingham, Hodge Hill

voted moderately against the policy

Asylum System - More strict

by scoring 39.7% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectLiam ByrnePolicy vote
no votes listed
HouseDateSubjectLiam ByrnePolicy vote
Commons16 Nov 2005Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Prevent the government from interpreting the Geneva Convention so that terrorism can be used as grounds to dismiss asylum claims — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons16 Nov 2005Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons29 Mar 2006Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons25 Jul 2007The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectLiam ByrnePolicy vote
Commons13 Oct 2015Immigration Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons13 Oct 2015Immigration Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clause 8 — Offence of Illegal Working minorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clauses 13-16 — Residential Tenancies minorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Support for Failed Asylum Seekers and Illegal Migrants minorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigration Bill — Clause 34 — Human Rights Appeals within the United Kingdom minorityMajority
Commons1 Dec 2015Immigation Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority
Commons25 Apr 2016Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectLiam ByrnePolicy vote
Commons8 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 37 — Arrangements with EU About Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum minorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 37 — Arrangements with EU about Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum absentMajority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2020Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 29 — Family Reunion and Settlement 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 policy15050
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent375150
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy6060
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
 = 39.7 %.

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