Paul Farrelly MP, Newcastle-under-Lyme

voted moderately for the policy

Openness and Transparency - In Favour

by scoring 71.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectPaul FarrellyPolicy vote
Commons20 Apr 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Keep disclosure for MPs' expenses — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons20 Apr 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Exempt only correspondence — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Continue to disclose MPs' correspondence — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Exempt constituents' letters only — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons18 May 2007Freedom of Information (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading absentminority (strong)
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' allowances — External audits and no more furniture — rejected absentMajority (strong)
Commons2 Mar 2009Political Parties and Elections Bill — Parliamentary candidates can keep their home addresses secret absentminority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' financial interests — Full and complete registration MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' expenses — No lower limit for declaration MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectPaul FarrellyPolicy vote
Commons18 Jan 2012Local Government Finance Bill — Schedule 1 — Process for National vs Local Allocation of Business Rates minorityminority
Commons7 Feb 2012Opposition Day — Banking — Access to Credit for Businesses — Banking Sector Pay Reform minorityminority
Commons22 Feb 2012Health and Social Care Bill Risk Register minorityminority (strong)
Commons25 Apr 2012Civil Aviation Bill — Clause 84 — Requirement for Civil Aviation Authority to Publish Information on Greenhouse Gas Emissions minorityminority
Commons17 Jul 2013Publication of NHS Transition Risk Register and Implementation of Key Francis Recommendations minorityminority (strong)
Commons3 Sep 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Decline Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons3 Sep 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Second Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Sep 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 1 — Personal Registration of Employed Lobbyists minorityminority
Commons9 Sep 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 2 — Scope of Register of Lobbyists minorityminority
Commons9 Oct 2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Third Reading minorityMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jan 2014Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 2 — Inclusion of Those Who Lobby Special Advisers In Register of Lobbyists minorityminority (strong)
Commons13 May 2014Consumer Rights Bill — New Clause 3 — Access to Data from Service Providers to Inform Consumer Choice absentminority (strong)
Commons30 Jun 2014Opposition Day -Benefits System — Risks — Timeframe for Assessments minorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Dec 2014Equal Pay (Transparency) Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons16 Mar 2015Transport for London Bill — New Clause 1 — Disposal of TfL Assets for Development (Disclosure) absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectPaul FarrellyPolicy vote
Commons27 Jan 2016Opposition Day — Prisons and Probation — Bring G4S Establishments Under Government Control — Review Rehabilitation Policy — Publish Agreement with Saudi Arabia absentminority
Commons14 Sep 2016Publication of NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans and Consultation minorityminority (strong)
Commons24 Mar 2017Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill — Clause 1 — Right for All Registered Voters to Inspect Accounting Records of Certain Public Bodies absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectPaul FarrellyPolicy vote
Commons6 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 80 — Transparency of the Financial Settlement — Approval by MPs minorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 6 — Publication of Legal Advice on Varying Notification of Withdrawal from the EU minorityminority (strong)
Commons7 Mar 2018Draft Transparency of Donations and Loans etc. (Northern Ireland Political Parties) Order 2018 minorityMajority (strong)
Commons1 May 2018Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — New Clause 8 — Public Register of Beneficial Owners of Overseas Entities minorityminority (strong)
Commons1 May 2018Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — New Clause 13 — Requirement for Companies House and Others to Identify Beneficial Ownwers of Companies on Formation minorityminority (strong)
Commons2 May 2018Lawful Immigration from Commonwealth Countries Prior to 1973 — Windrush — Provision of Papers absentminority (strong)
Commons16 May 2018Publication of Papers relating to the Government's Preferred Customs Arrangements on Withdrawal From the European Union minorityminority (strong)
Commons23 May 2018NHS Reforms — Provision of Papers to Health and Social Care Committee minorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jul 2018Trade Bill — New Clause 3 — Free Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny and Consent minorityminority (strong)
Commons19 Jul 2018Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards — Publication of Information About Matters Under Investigation absentminority (strong)
Commons17 Oct 2018Universal Credit — Briefing Papers and Analysis minorityminority (strong)
Commons28 Nov 2018Offensive Weapons Bill — New Clause 6 — Report on the Causes Behind Youth Violence With Offensive Weapons minorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2018Contempt — Publication of Legal Advice on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2018Contempt — Publication of Legal Advice on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons26 Mar 2019Offensive Weapons Bill — Knife Crime Prevention Orders — Continuation After Pilot Schemes minorityminority (strong)
Commons14 May 2019Publication of Health and Social Care Documents absentminority (strong)
Commons9 Sep 2019Provision of Information on Both the Suspension of Parliament and Planning for Leaving the EU Without a Withdrawal Agreement 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 policy2010001000
MP voted against policy40200
MP absent14350700
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy55050
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:14011952

*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
 = 
1401
1952
 = 71.8 %.


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