Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan

voted moderately against the policy

Stop climate change

by scoring 26.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Martin O'NeillPolicy vote
Commons10 Mar 2000Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill MajorityMajority
Commons27 Mar 2000"Table - 20. Climate change levy MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectMr Martin O'NeillPolicy vote
Commons8 Nov 2004Housing Bill — Improvements in Energy Efficiency — rejected minorityminority
HouseDateSubjectLord O'Neill of ClackmannanPolicy vote
Lords25 Feb 2008Climate Change Bill — Purpose is 2 degrees minorityMajority
Lords25 Feb 2008Climate Change Bill — Target for 2050 is 80% — rejected Majorityminority (strong)
Lords25 Feb 2008Climate Change Bill — Five yearly account Majorityminority
Lords4 Mar 2008Climate Change Bill — Statement of emissions — responsibility of Prime Minister absentMajority
Lords11 Mar 2008Climate Change Bill — UK domestic effort absentMajority
Lords11 Mar 2008Climate Change Bill — Adaptation Sub-Committee minorityMajority
Lords18 Mar 2008Climate Change Bill — No report on international impace Majorityminority
Lords31 Mar 2008Climate Change Bill — Minister to prepare policy — rejected absentaye
Lords6 Nov 2008Planning Bill — Policy must mitigate and adapt to Climate Change — rejected absentminority

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 absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy4040
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*448

*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
 = 26.6 %.

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