Paul Farrelly MP, Newcastle-under-Lyme

voted strongly against the policy

Schools - Greater Autonomy

by scoring 16.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectPaul FarrellyPolicy vote
Commons5 Feb 2002Education Bill — Power of school to innovate without permission of the Secretary of State — rejected Majorityminority (strong)
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — No requirements of attendance at a place of religious worship (No. 2) — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2002Education Bill — Abolish selection by aptitude in state schools — rejected absentMajority
Commons15 Jul 2002Education Bill — Lords Amendment on Academies' Admissions Arrangements Majorityminority
HouseDateSubjectPaul FarrellyPolicy vote
Commons15 Mar 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons23 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Duty to encourage schools to become foundation schools — rejected Majorityminority (strong)
Commons23 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Acceptance of school rules a condition of admission — rejected Majorityminority
Commons24 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Regulate schools' admissions policies — rejected minorityMajority
Commons24 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — End selection by ability — rejected minorityMajority
Commons24 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Requirement "to have regard to" the Secretary of State's Code for School Admissions — rejected Majorityminority
Commons24 May 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectPaul FarrellyPolicy vote
Commons19 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons19 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Permitting Special Schools to Become Academies minorityMajority
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected minorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Personal, Social and Health Education in Academy School Curricula -rejected minorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Require Academies to Comply with the School Admissions Code — rejected minorityMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Academy Schools to Comply with Exclusion and Behaviour Legislation — rejected absentMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Selective Schools Becoming Academies Exempt from Requirement to Provide Education for Pupils of Different Abilities minorityMajority
Commons26 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Clause 16 — Pre-commencement applications etc minorityMajority
Commons26 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2011Education Bill (second reading) minorityMajority (strong)
Commons11 May 2011Education Bill — New Clause 9 — Requirement to achieve specified standard: suppliers of careers guidance minorityMajority (strong)
Commons11 May 2011Education Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons30 Oct 2013Opposition Day — Require State School Teachers to Have or be Working Towards Qualified Teacher Status minorityMajority (strong)
Commons29 Jan 2014Opposition Day — Qualified Teacher Status minorityMajority (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 policy000
MP voted against policy110550
MP absent5125250
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy22020
MP voted against policy8080
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:146902

*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
 = 
146
902
 = 16.2 %.


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