Menzies Campbell MP, North East Fife

voted ambiguously on the policy

No detention without charge or trial

by scoring 54.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMenzies CampbellPolicy vote
Commons21 Nov 2001Public emergency threatening the life of the nation — approved minorityminority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Terrorist certification by Home Secretary absentminority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Indefinite detention of suspected terrorists absentminority
Commons21 Nov 2001Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill — Special Immigration Appeals Commission absentminority
Commons25 Feb 2004Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Privy Counsel Report minorityminority
Commons3 Mar 2004Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 — Renewal of indefinite detention minorityminority
HouseDateSubjectMenzies CampbellPolicy vote
Commons9 Nov 2005Terrorism Bill — Extension Of Period Of Detention to 90 Days MajorityMajority
Commons11 Jun 2008Counter-Terrorism Bill — Extension of Maximim Period of Police Detention Without Charge in Terror Cases from 28 to 42 Days minorityminority
Commons11 Jun 2008Counter-Terrorism Bill — Extension of period of detention to 42 days — Order minorityminority
HouseDateSubjectMenzies CampbellPolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2010Terrorism Act 2006 (Disapplication of Section 25) Order 2010 Majorityminority (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 absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy66060
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336

*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
 = 54.3 %.

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