Oliver Heald MP, North East Hertfordshire

voted moderately for the policy

Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016

by scoring 69.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdPolicy vote
Commons4 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union — rejected Majorityminority
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Referendum — rejected minorityminority
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Referendum (No. 2) — rejected minorityminority
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdPolicy vote
Commons1 Feb 2011European Union Bill — New Clause 11 — Referendum on EU Membership If Referendum Opposes Transfer of Powers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons24 Oct 2011National Referendum on the United Kingdom's Membership of the European Union Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 May 2013Queen's Speech — EU Referendum absentminority
Commons5 Jul 2013European Union (Referendum) Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Nov 2013European Union (Referendum) Bill — Clause 1 — Referendum on the UK's Membership of the EU on 23 October 2014 Majorityminority
Commons17 Oct 2014European Union (Referendum) Bill MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdPolicy vote
Commons9 Jun 2015European Union Referendum Bill — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Jun 2015European Union Referendum Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons7 Sep 2015European Union Referendum Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons29 Feb 2016Referendum on the UK's Membership of the European Union — Dates 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 policy5250250
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy2020
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
 = 69.9 %.

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

The Whip on the Web

Help keep PublicWhip alive