Mick Whitley MP, Birkenhead

voted strongly for the policy

Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen

by scoring 80.7% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMick WhitleyPolicy vote
Commons8 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 21 — Limitation on Powers of Ministers — Regulations Connected with the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol minorityminority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — New Clause 6 — Future Relationship with the European Union — Parliamentary Approval minorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Feb 2020Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill — Timetable absentminority (strong)
Commons2 Jun 2020Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — Decline Second Reading absentminority (strong)
Commons23 Jun 2020Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme — House of Commons Debates on Sanctions in Individual Cases MajorityMajority
Commons1 Jul 2020Role of MPs in Appointment of Prime Minister and Cabinet absentminority (strong)
Commons14 Jul 2020Parliamentary Constituencies Bill — New Clause 2 — Parliamentary Approval for Changes to Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies absentminority (strong)
Commons20 Jul 2020Trade Bill — New Clause 4 — Parliamentary Approval — Trade Agreements minorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Sep 2020United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 47 — Restriction of Power to Provide Financial Assistance for Economic Development etc. minorityminority (strong)
Commons6 Oct 2020Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill — New Clause 5 — Implementation of other International Agreements on Private Law via Secondary Legislation minorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Dec 2020Taxation (Post-transition Period) Bill — Clause 5 — Parliamentary Approval for Duty on Goods Moved from Great Britian to Northern Ireland minorityminority (strong)
Commons19 Jan 2021Trade Bill — After Clause 2 — Parliamentary Approval of Trade Agreements minorityMajority
Commons19 Jan 2021Trade Bill — After Clause 2 — International Trade Agreements and Treaties — Consideration by Parliament minorityminority (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 absent4100200
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy11010
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000

*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
 = 80.7 %.

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