Margaret Beckett MP, Derby South

voted moderately against the policy

Recreational drugs - Against legalization

by scoring 29.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMargaret BeckettPolicy vote
Commons2 Feb 2001Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill absentminority
HouseDateSubjectMargaret BeckettPolicy vote
Commons13 Jan 2003Drugs Policy Majorityminority
Commons13 Jan 2003Drugs Policy MajorityMajority
Commons29 Oct 2003Cannabis — reclassification from class B to class C Majorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Feb 2005Drugs (Sentencing and Commission of Inquiry) Bill absentMajority
HouseDateSubjectMargaret BeckettPolicy vote
no votes listed
HouseDateSubjectMargaret BeckettPolicy vote
Commons11 Dec 2018Cannabis (Legalisation and Regulation) absentMajority (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 policy000
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy11010
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224

*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
 = 29.8 %.

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