Louise Mensch MP, Corby

voted ambiguously on the policy

More powers for local councils

by scoring 46.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectLouise MenschPolicy vote
Commons19 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons19 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons26 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Third Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Oct 2010London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2010Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority
Commons13 Dec 2010Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Money MajorityMajority
Commons17 Jan 2011Localism Bill — Declines Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2011Localism Bill (Money) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2011Education Bill (second reading) Majorityminority (strong)
Commons30 Mar 2011Local Government Publicity Majorityminority
Commons31 Mar 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 142 — Directions Releated to Prohibited Actvitity in Parliament Square absentminority
Commons31 Mar 2011Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading absentMajority
Commons11 May 2011Education Bill — Clause 34 — Role of Local Authority in Implementation of Decisions by School Admissions Adjudicator Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 May 2011Localism Bill — Clause 5 — Power for Secretary of State to Repeal Laws Conflicting with General Power of Competence for Local Government absentMajority (strong)
Commons17 May 2011Localism Bill — Schedule 2 — Power for Secretary of State to Impose Change to Mayor and Cabinet Executive absentminority (strong)
Commons17 May 2011Localism Bill — New Clause 31 — Planning Permission for Betting Shops absentminority
Commons18 May 2011Localism Bill — Clause 168 — Designation of Mayoral Development Areas Majorityminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2011Localism Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons7 Dec 2011London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 4 — Power to Require Name and Address for Council Officers, PCSOs and Accredited Individuals When Issuing FPNs absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Second reading MajorityMajority
Commons11 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Carry over to next Parliamentary session MajorityMajority
Commons18 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Local Retention of Business Rates MajorityMajority
Commons25 Jan 2012London Local Authorities Bill — Street Litter Control Notices — Application to All Non Domestic Premises absentminority
Commons31 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Clause 8 — Spending on Council tax Reduction Schemes MajorityMajority
Commons21 Feb 2012London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet absentMajority
Commons21 May 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (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 policy4200200
MP voted against policy60300
MP absent4100200
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy66060
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*5510
Total:365780

*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
 = 
365
780
 = 46.8 %.


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