Tony Cunningham MP, Workington

voted moderately for the policy

Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against

by scoring 69.8% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectTony CunninghamPolicy vote
Commons31 Oct 2006Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs — Termination of Pregnancy absentminority (strong)
Commons14 Mar 2007Point of Order — Contraception and Abortion (Parental Information) absentminority
Commons5 Jun 2007Bill Presented — Termination of Pregnancy (Counselling and Miscellaneous Provisions) absentminority
Commons12 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Second Reading tellayeminority
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Human-animal hybrid licenses minorityminority (strong)
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Cannot use gametes or pronuclei — rejected minorityminority
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Animal DNA may be inserted into an embryo minorityminority
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for gender-related illness minorityminority
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility minorityminority
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Sibling compatibility only regenerative tissue — rejected minorityminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected minorityminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected minorityminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12 weeks — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 16 weeks — rejected absentminority (strong)
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected minorityminority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 22 weeks — rejected minorityminority (strong)
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin minorityminority
Commons22 Oct 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Third Reading Majorityminority (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 policy3150150
MP voted against policy1050
MP absent375150
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy99090
MP voted against policy1010
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*224
Total:317454

*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
 = 
317
454
 = 69.8 %.


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