voted moderately for the policy
by scoring 76.9% compared to the votes below
|House||Date||Subject||Mr Paddy Ashdown||Policy vote|
|Commons||4 Nov 1997||Student Finance — Opposition Day Debate||minority||Majority|
|Commons||1 Jul 1998||Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords] — New arrangements for giving financial support to students||minority||Majority|
|Commons||1 Jul 1998||Teaching and Higher Education Bill [Lords]||minority||Majority|
|House||Date||Subject||Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon||Policy vote|
|Lords||14 Dec 2010||University Tuition Fee Cap raise to £6,000||Majority||Majority (strong)|
|Lords||14 Dec 2010||University Tuition Fee Cap raise to £9,000||Majority||Majority (strong)|
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 votes||Points||Out of|
|Most important votes (50 points)|
|MP voted with policy||2||100||100|
|MP voted against policy||0||0||0|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||0||0||0|
|MP voted against policy||3||0||30|
|Less important absentees (2 points)|
*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.