Robert Walter MP, North Dorset

voted strongly against the policy

Regulate letting agent fees

by scoring 17.1% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectRobert WalterPolicy vote
Commons14 May 2013Cost of Living Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 May 2014Consumer Rights Bill — New Clause 22 — Ban on Letting Agents Charging Tenants Fees Majorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Jun 2014Consumer Rights Bill — New Clause 30 — Report on Detriment Caused by Letting Agent Fees and Plans to Prohibit Detrimental Fees absentminority
Commons25 Jun 2014Opposition Day — Private Rented Sector — Ban on Letting Agent Fees — Default 3 Year Tenancies — Action on Excessive Rent Rises absentminority (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 policy000
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:26152

*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
 = 
26
152
 = 17.1 %.


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