voted moderately for the policy
by scoring 71.4% compared to the votes below
|House||Date||Subject||Mike Thornton||Policy vote|
|Commons||3 Jun 2013||Energy Bill- Clause 42 — Exemption from Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits During Commissioning of Electricity Generation Plants Using Carbon Capture and Storage||Majority||Majority (strong)|
|Commons||4 Jun 2013||Energy Bill — Clause 1 — Requirement to Set a Decarbonisation Target Range||minority||minority (strong)|
|Commons||4 Jun 2013||Energy Bill — Clause 10 — Financial Incentives for Larger Small Scale Low Carbon Generation Plants||Majority||minority|
|Commons||4 Jun 2013||Energy Bill — Third Reading||Majority||Majority (strong)|
|Commons||4 Dec 2013||Energy Bill — Enabling Carbon Dioxide Emissions Limits to be Applied to Stations Which Fit Pollution Abatement Equipment||Majority||minority (strong)|
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 votes||Points||Out of|
|Most important votes (50 points)|
|MP voted with policy||3||150||150|
|MP voted against policy||1||0||50|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||0||0||0|
|MP voted against policy||1||0||10|
|Less important absentees (2 points)|
*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.