Paul Truswell MP, Pudsey

voted strongly against the policy

Iraq Investigation - Necessary

by scoring 18.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectPaul TruswellPolicy vote
Commons4 Jun 2003Iraq — Weapons of Mass Destruction Inquiry Majorityminority
Commons16 Jul 2003Iraq — Foreign Affairs Committee Report Majorityminority
Commons22 Oct 2003Iraq — Set up of judicial inquiry — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons22 Oct 2003Iraq — Judicial Inquiry — Not necessary absentminority (strong)
Commons9 Mar 2004Iraq — Attorney-General's Advice Majorityminority
HouseDateSubjectPaul TruswellPolicy vote
Commons31 Oct 2006Iraq — Select committee inquiry — to be set up Majorityminority (strong)
Commons31 Oct 2006Iraq — Select committee inquiry — rejected Majorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Jun 2007Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry Majorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Jun 2007Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry Majorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2008Iraq Inquiry — Call rejected absentminority
Commons25 Mar 2008Iraq Inquiry — Not the right time absentminority
Commons25 Mar 2009Iraq War Inquiry — No reasonable impediment — rejected bothminority
Commons25 Mar 2009Iraq War Inquiry — Declines to make a proposal absentminority
Commons24 Jun 2009Iraq Inquiry — Welcomes the inquiry absentMajority

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 policy30150
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy4040
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*5510

*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
 = 18.3 %.

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