Louise Mensch MP, Corby

voted moderately against the policy

Bankers' Bonus Tax

by scoring 22.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectLouise MenschPolicy vote
Commons22 Jun 2011Opposition Day — The Economy Majorityminority (strong)
Commons5 Jul 2011Finance Bill — Clause 73 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Majorityminority
Commons13 Jul 2011Youth Employment Bill — Youth Training and Employment — Bank Bonus Budget Tax absentMajority
Commons13 Sep 2011Opposition Day — Bank Bonus Tax — Jobs — Homes — VAT — Apprenticeships Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Oct 2011Opposition Day — Jobs and Growth Majorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Bankers Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — Reducing VAT — Tax Incentive for Small Firms to Take on Extra Workers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Nov 2011Opposition Day — Economic Growth and Employment absentminority (strong)
Commons14 Dec 2011Opposition Day — Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — New Homes — VAT — Tax Incentives for Small Companies Employing More Workers absentminority (strong)
Commons23 Jan 2012Opposition Day — The Economy, Bankers Bonuses and Job Creation Majorityminority
Commons18 Apr 2012Finance Bill — Clause 209 — Tax on Bankers' Bonuses Majorityminority
Commons17 May 2012Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner absentminority (strong)
Commons17 May 2012Queens' Speech — Jobs — Banker's Bonus Tax — VAT Cut — Tax Incentive to Take on Workers — Sooner Infrastructure Investment absentminority (strong)
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill — New Clause 13 — Report on Bankers' Bonus Tax Majorityminority

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 policy40200
MP absent4100200
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy4040
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:101442

*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
 = 
101
442
 = 22.9 %.


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