Mr Peter Brooke MP, Cities of London and Westminster

voted strongly for the policy

Schools - Greater Autonomy

by scoring 82.3% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Peter BrookePolicy vote
Commons11 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Exemption from strict class size limits — rejected minorityminority
Commons11 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Grant Maintained Schools (Parental Ballot) — rejected minorityminority
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — End Partial Selection of Pupils — rejected absentMajority
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Abolition of corporal punishment in schools absentminority
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectLord Brooke of Sutton MandevillePolicy vote
Lords14 May 2002Education Bill — Remove regulations concerning Annual Parents' Meetings MajorityMajority
Lords14 May 2002Education Bill — Schools Forums only set up if a majority of governing bodies voted for one — rejected minorityminority
Lords17 Jun 2002Education Bill — Exemption of Innovative Projects from legislation — rejected minorityminority
Lords26 Jun 2002Education Bill — Allow schools to set their own Drugs and Alcohol Policies — rejected absentminority
Lords3 Jul 2002Education Bill — Leave out Clause 11 (Form or invest in companies) absentminority
Lords24 Feb 2005Education Bill — Abolish Independent Appeals Panels — rejected minorityminority
Lords2 Mar 2005Education Bill — Requirements to be Registered with General Teaching Council — rejected absentMajority
Lords10 Jul 2006Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 — rejected minorityminority
Lords17 Oct 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Local Authorities to encourage 'Foundation' status — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Lords24 Oct 2006Education and Inspections Bill — IGCSE for state schools — rejected absentminority
Lords30 Oct 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Stop faith schools requiring that candidates for headteacher posts belong to the relevant faith — rejected absentMajority
Lords30 Oct 2006Education and Inspections Bill — Faith schools must accept pupils from outside the faith — rejected 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 policy15050
MP voted against policy000
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy77070
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*8816

*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
 = 82.3 %.

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