Zac Goldsmith MP, Richmond Park

voted strongly against the policy

Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen

by scoring 15.6% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectZac GoldsmithPolicy vote
Commons14 Nov 2011Education Bill — Clause 39 — Parliamentary Scrutiny of Exemptions for Schools from Inspections Majorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2012Public Service Pensions Bill — Clause 9 — Power to Alter Public Sector Pension Ages Following Capability Reviews MajorityMajority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectZac GoldsmithPolicy vote
Commons24 Feb 2016Opposition Day — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women absentminority (strong)
HouseDateSubjectZac GoldsmithPolicy vote
Commons11 Sep 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading Majorityminority
Commons11 Oct 2017Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Changing the Law on Taxation of Payments In Connection with Termination of Employment Majorityminority (strong)
Commons11 Oct 2017Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Changing the Threshold for Treating Payments Relating to Termination of Employment as Employment Income Majorityminority (strong)
Commons31 Oct 2017Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Termination Payments Etc: Treatment as Employment Income — Power of Ministers to Reduce Threshold absentMajority (strong)
Commons15 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 25 — Amendment of Retained European Union Law Majorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Nov 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 58 — Mechanisms for Amendment of Retained EU Law Majorityminority (strong)
Commons6 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 17 — Withdrawal Agreement Payment to the European Union — Approval by MPs Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Retention of Laws Required by the UK's Membership of the Single Market Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Power for Ministers to Amend Devolution Arrangements for Scotland and Wales Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Rights and Protections Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 9 — Parliamentary Approval for Terms of the UK's Withdrawal from the EU minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 9 — Implementing the Withdrawal Agreement — Power for Ministers to Modify the Act Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 9 — Regulations to Implement Withdrawal Agreement — Report on Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements — Veto for Devolved Administrations Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 1 — Scrutiny Committee Majorityminority
Commons13 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 8 — International Obligations — Rights and Protections Majorityminority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 14 — Interpretation — Moment of Withdrawal MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons20 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 14 — Power for Ministers to Create New Criminal Offences Carrying Custodial Sentences of up to Two Years Majorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Jan 2018Trade Bill — Decline Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons9 Jan 2018Trade Bill — Second Reading Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 1 — Restriction of Ministers' Powers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 11 — Rescinding of Notification of Withdrawal if no House of Commons Resolution Approving Either a Withdrawal Agreement or Withdrawal Without Agreement Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Powers for Ministers to Correct Deficiencies in EU Law Retained as UK Law on Withdrawal Majorityminority
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 14 — Allow Ministers to Change Date of Withdrawal MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons23 Jan 2018Nuclear Safeguards Bill — Clause 2 — Power for Ministers to Amend Legislation Relating to Nuclear Safeguards Majorityminority
Commons6 Feb 2018Space Industry Bill — Clause 68 — Regulations — Role of MPs in Parliament — Reports — Consultation Majorityminority (strong)
Commons1 May 2018Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill — Clause 48 — Powers for Ministers to Amend or Revoke Acts of Parliament Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 7 — Part I — Scrutiny of Powers of Ministers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 7 — Paragraph 13 — Scrutiny of Powers of Ministers MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 14 — Interpretation — Power of Ministers to Set Exit Day MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 14 — Interpretation — Power of Ministers to Set Exit Day MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Schedule 7 — Parliamentary Approval of Theoretical Regulations to Set the Exit Date Majorityminority
Commons12 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause — Parliamentary Approval of the Outcome of Negotiations with the European Union Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Dealing with Deficiencies Arising from Withdrawal — Powers of Ministers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 17 — Powers of Ministers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 17 — Powers of Ministers Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 9 — Powers of Ministers — Parliamentary Approval of Mandate for Negiotiations — Implementation of Withdrawal Agreement Majorityminority (strong)
Commons13 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause — Enhanced Protection for Certain Areas of EU Law Majorityminority (strong)
Commons20 Jun 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Approval by MPs of Government Plans in the Eventuality MPs Reject a Withdrawal Agreement or an Agreement is not Reached Majorityminority (strong)
Commons16 Jul 2018Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill — New Clause 13 — House of Commons Approval for Import/Export Duties and Quotas Majorityminority (strong)
Commons17 Jul 2018Trade Bill — New Clause 3 — Free Trade Agreements: Parliamentary Scrutiny and Consent Majorityminority (strong)
Commons19 Nov 2018Finance Bill — Parliamentary Approval of Tax Law Changes Due to Withdrawal from the EU Majorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2018Consideration of European Union Withdrawal Motions — Allowing Amendments minorityMajority (strong)
Commons8 Jan 2019Finance Bill — Clause 89 — Activating Treasury Powers to Maintain Effective Tax Laws on the UK's Withdrawal from the EU — Requirement for Commons Motion Majorityminority (strong)
Commons21 Jan 2019Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill — Parliamentary Approval of Specific Arrangements Majorityminority (strong)
Commons29 Jan 2019European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 — Prioritising Debate on Withdrawal in the House of Commons — Enabling MPs to Amend Motions Majorityminority (strong)
Commons14 Mar 2019UK Withdrawal from the EU — Consider Cross Party Proposal To Seek Majority Support in the House of Commons 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 policy6300300
MP voted against policy3601800
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy000
MP voted against policy5050
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*000
Total:3502250

*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
 = 
350
2250
 = 15.6 %.


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