voted moderately against the policy
by scoring 30.4% compared to the votes below
|House||Date||Subject||Lord Drayson||Policy vote|
|Lords||24 Feb 2005||Education Bill — Abolish Independent Appeals Panels — rejected||Majority||minority|
|Lords||2 Mar 2005||Education Bill — Requirements to be Registered with General Teaching Council — rejected||Majority||Majority|
|Lords||10 Jul 2006||Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 — rejected||Majority||minority|
|Lords||17 Oct 2006||Education and Inspections Bill — Local Authorities to encourage 'Foundation' status — rejected||Majority||minority (strong)|
|Lords||24 Oct 2006||Education and Inspections Bill — IGCSE for state schools — rejected||absent||minority|
|Lords||30 Oct 2006||Education and Inspections Bill — Stop faith schools requiring that candidates for headteacher posts belong to the relevant faith — rejected||Majority||Majority|
|Lords||30 Oct 2006||Education and Inspections Bill — Faith schools must accept pupils from outside the faith — rejected||Majority||Majority|
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||0||0||0|
|MP voted against policy||1||0||50|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||3||30||30|
|MP voted against policy||2||0||20|
|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.