Shaun Woodward MP, St Helens South and Whiston

voted strongly against the policy

Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen

by scoring 9.9% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectShaun WoodwardPolicy vote
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Power to confer additional exemptions by order Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectShaun WoodwardPolicy vote
Commons15 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "19" — Ministers to act reasonably Majorityminority
Commons15 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "21" — Law Commission recommendations "without changes" Majorityminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "2" — Report on Operation of Act Majorityminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "5" — Laying a rejected order absentminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "14" — Veto by specified number of MPs Majorityminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause "15" — Sub-delegated legislative functions Majorityminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 14 — Negative Resolution Procedure Majorityminority
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Third Reading Majorityminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectShaun WoodwardPolicy vote
Commons14 Nov 2011Education Bill — Clause 39 — Parliamentary Scrutiny of Exemptions for Schools from Inspections absentminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2012Public Service Pensions Bill — Clause 9 — Power to Alter Public Sector Pension Ages Following Capability Reviews minorityMajority (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 policy30150
MP absent12550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy6060
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:26262

*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
262
 = 9.9 %.


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