Seema Malhotra MP, Feltham and Heston

voted moderately against the policy

Increase VAT

by scoring 31.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectSeema MalhotraPolicy vote
Commons11 Jan 2012Opposition Day — Energy Prices minorityMajority
Commons16 May 2012Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel minorityMajority
Commons17 May 2012Queens' Speech — Tax on Bank Bonuses — Jobs Guarantee — VAT Reduction — Make Investment Sooner minorityMajority
Commons17 May 2012Queens' Speech — Jobs — Banker's Bonus Tax — VAT Cut — Tax Incentive to Take on Workers — Sooner Infrastructure Investment minorityMajority
Commons3 Jul 2012Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — Rate of VAT absentMajority (strong)
Commons5 Sep 2012Opposition Day — Housing minorityMajority
Commons5 Sep 2012Opposition Day — House Building — Bankers' Bonus Tax — VAT on Work on Homes minorityminority
Commons18 Apr 2013Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT minorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectSeema MalhotraPolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2015Summer Budget 2015 minorityminority
Commons21 Jul 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Decline Second Reading absentminority
Commons21 Jul 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Second Reading absentminority
Commons26 Oct 2015Finance Bill 2015-16 — Third Reading minorityminority
HouseDateSubjectSeema MalhotraPolicy vote
Commons25 Jun 2019The Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2019 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 policy1050
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy33030
MP voted against policy5050
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336
Total:58186

*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
 = 
58
186
 = 31.2 %.


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