voted moderately for the policy
by scoring 69.7% compared to the votes below
|House||Date||Subject||Mr Richard Body||Policy vote|
|Commons||22 Jun 1998||Crime and Disorder Bill — Reduction of Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts to 16||Majority||Majority (strong)|
|Commons||25 Jan 1999||Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading||absent||Majority|
|Commons||10 Feb 1999||Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Clause 1 — Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts||absent||Majority|
|Commons||1 Mar 1999||Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading||minority||Majority|
|Commons||10 Feb 2000||Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill||absent||Majority|
|Commons||5 Jul 2000||Local Government Bill [Lords] - Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying||minority||Majority|
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 votes||Points||Out of|
|Most important votes (50 points)|
|MP voted with policy||1||50||50|
|MP voted against policy||0||0||0|
|Less important votes (10 points)|
|MP voted with policy||0||0||0|
|MP voted against policy||2||0||20|
|Less important absentees (2 points)|
*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.