Oliver Heald MP, North East Hertfordshire

voted strongly for the policy

Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks

by scoring 85.7% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdPolicy vote
Commons30 Mar 2010Budget Resolutions — 8. Alcoholic liquor duties (rates) minorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdPolicy vote
Commons13 Jul 2010Finance Bill — Rate of Value Added Tax MajorityMajority
Commons13 Jul 2010Finance Bill — Increase in Rate of Value Added Tax MajorityMajority
Commons29 Mar 2011March 2011 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons29 Mar 2011Budget Resolutions — 10. Alcoholic liquor duties (rates) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill — Reject Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Apr 2011Finance Bill 2011 — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jun 2011Opposition Day — The Economy absentMajority
Commons28 Jun 2011Value Added Tax (Change of Rate) Order 2011 MajorityMajority
Commons5 Jul 2011Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Mar 2012March 2012 Budget MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT absentMajority
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill 2012 — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Mar 2013March 2013 Budget Majorityminority
Commons18 Apr 2013Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT MajorityMajority
Commons2 Jul 2013Finance Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority
Commons25 Mar 2014March 2014 Budget Majorityminority
Commons23 Mar 2015March 2015 Budget Majorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2015Finance Bill — Third Reading Majorityminority
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdPolicy vote
Commons14 Mar 2017Budget Resolution 40. Alcoholic Liquor Duties (Rates) — Taxes on Alcoholic Drinks MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Apr 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Decline Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Apr 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Second Reading 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 policy10500500
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy55050
MP voted against policy4040
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224

*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
 = 85.7 %.

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