Mr Stephen Day MP, Cheadle

voted moderately for the policy

Openness and Transparency - In Favour

by scoring 60.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMr Stephen DayPolicy vote
Commons7 Dec 1999Freedom of Information Bill — Second Reading tellayeMajority (strong)
Commons4 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Ministerial orders for exemption minorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Time for compliance with request tellayeMajority
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Discretionary disclosures minorityminority (strong)
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Delete security services exemption — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Investigations and proceedings conducted by public authorities absentminority (strong)
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Formulation of government policy minorityminority (strong)
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Harm from disclosure must be substantial — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Power to confer additional exemptions by order minorityminority (strong)
Commons5 Apr 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Exception from duty to comply with decision notice or enforcement notice minorityminority
Commons27 Nov 2000Freedom of Information Bill — Information held for the purpose of investigation absentminority
Commons27 Nov 2000Freedom of Information Bill — New Bodies — National Assembly for Wales tellnoMajority (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 policy4200200
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent375150
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy11010
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:286472

*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
 = 
286
472
 = 60.6 %.


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