Mike Thornton MP, Eastleigh

voted moderately for the policy

Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits

by scoring 65.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMike ThorntonPolicy vote
Commons12 Nov 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms absentMajority (strong)
Commons12 Nov 2013Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms absentMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2014Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill absentminority (strong)
Commons11 Feb 2014Opposition Day — Halt Further Spending and Welfare Cuts and Investigation Impact of Austerity Measures MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2014March 2014 Budget absentMajority
Commons26 Mar 2014Welfare Cap — Charter for Budget Responsibility MajorityMajority
Commons13 Jan 2015Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update MajorityMajority

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 policy15050
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

*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
 = 65.8 %.

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