Pete Wishart MP, Perth and North Perthshire

voted ambiguously on the policy

Academy Schools - for

by scoring 42.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectPete WishartPolicy vote
Commons19 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons19 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Permitting Special Schools to Become Academies absentMajority
Commons21 Jul 2010Academies Bill — New Academies Only Where There is Proven Need -rejected absentMajority (strong)
Commons26 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Clause 16 — Pre-commencement applications etc absentMajority
Commons26 Jul 2010Academies Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons8 Feb 2011Education Bill (second reading) absentMajority (strong)
Commons11 May 2011Education Bill — Third Reading absentMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectPete WishartPolicy vote
Commons22 Mar 2016March 2016 Budget minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Apr 2016Schools White Paper — Academies absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 May 2016Queen's Speech — Forcing Schools to Become Academies — Further Rises in University Tuition Fees minorityMajority

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 policy1050
MP absent7175350
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:177414

*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
 = 
177
414
 = 42.8 %.


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