Steve Reed MP, Croydon North

voted ambiguously on the policy

Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks

by scoring 45.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectSteve ReedPolicy vote
Commons25 Mar 2013March 2013 Budget minorityminority
Commons18 Apr 2013Finance Bill — New Clause 2 — Rate of VAT minorityMajority
Commons2 Jul 2013Finance Bill — Third Reading absentMajority
Commons25 Mar 2014March 2014 Budget minorityminority
Commons23 Mar 2015March 2015 Budget minorityminority
Commons25 Mar 2015Finance Bill — Third Reading minorityminority
HouseDateSubjectSteve ReedPolicy vote
Commons14 Mar 2017Budget Resolution 40. Alcoholic Liquor Duties (Rates) — Taxes on Alcoholic Drinks minorityMajority (strong)
Commons18 Apr 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Decline Second Reading absentMajority (strong)
Commons18 Apr 2017Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Second Reading absentMajority (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 policy1050
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy44040
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*112
Total:91202

*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
 = 
91
202
 = 45.0 %.


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