Louise Mensch MP, Corby

voted strongly for the policy

Restrict Scope of Legal Aid

by scoring 100.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectLouise MenschPolicy vote
Commons29 Jun 2011Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons31 Oct 2011Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Definition of Domestic Abuse Used In Relation to Eligibility for Civil Legal Aid MajorityMajority
Commons31 Oct 2011Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Schedule 1 — Legal Aid in Clinical Negligence Cases MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Nov 2011Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — New Clause 17 — Extension of Scope of Legal Aid MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons2 Nov 2011Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Apr 2012Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Ensure Individuals Have Access to Legal Services They Need MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Apr 2012Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Legal Aid for Social Welfare Law MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Apr 2012Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill — Legal Aid for children 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 policy7350350
MP voted against policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy11010
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:360360

*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
 = 
360
360
 = 100.0 %.


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