Oliver Heald MP, North East Hertfordshire

voted strongly for the policy

GP Commissioning in the NHS

by scoring 93.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdPolicy vote
Commons31 Jan 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons16 Mar 2011NHS Reorganisation MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 May 2011NHS Reforms — Market Based Approach absentMajority (strong)
Commons7 Sep 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Oct 2011Health and Social Care Bill — Drop the Bill — Cross Party Talks on NHS Commissioning MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2012Health and Social Care Bill MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Mar 2012Health and Social Care Bill MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdPolicy vote
Commons23 Oct 2019Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — National Health Service 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 absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
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
 = 93.8 %.

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