Ms Sue Doughty MP, Guildford

voted strongly for the policy

Homosexuality - Equal rights

by scoring 100.0% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectMs Sue DoughtyPolicy vote
Commons24 Oct 2001Relationships (Civil Registration) MajorityMajority
Commons29 Oct 2001Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading MajorityMajority
Commons16 May 2002Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption MajorityMajority
Commons20 May 2002Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. MajorityMajority
Commons4 Nov 2002Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2003Local Government Bill — New Clause 11 — Repeal of Section 2A of Local Government Act 1986 MajorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2003Local Government Bill — Maintain Prohibition on Promotion of Homosexuality (Section 28) MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 May 2004Gender Recognition Bill — Allow Marriages to Remain Valid If They Become a Same Sex Marriage minorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Oct 2004Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2004Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples MajorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2004Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading MajorityMajority

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 policy000
MP absent000
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy77070
MP voted against policy000
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:270270

*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
 = 
270
270
 = 100.0 %.


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