Mike Thornton MP, Eastleigh

voted strongly for the policy

European Union - For

by scoring 85.4% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMike ThorntonPolicy vote
Commons22 Apr 2013Government assessment of medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission MajorityMajority
Commons15 Jul 2013Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures absentminority
Commons15 Jul 2013Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures absentminority (strong)
Commons15 Jul 20132014 JHA Opt-out Decision — European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training — Opt In absentminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2013European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013 MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2014Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jan 2014European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Third Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2014Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission MajorityMajority
Commons10 Nov 2014Transposing European Union Criminal Justice and Data Protection Measures into UK Law MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons19 Nov 2014Opposition Day — Rejoining of 35 European Union Justice and Home Affairs Measures 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 absent375150
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:446522

*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
 = 
446
522
 = 85.4 %.


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