http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpid=40250&dmp=826 Chris Grayling MP, Epsom and Ewell voted moderately against the policy Homosexuality - Equal rights by scoring 39.4% compared to the votes below Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No? Mr Chris House Date Subject Policy vote Grayling Commons 24 Oct 2001 Relationships (Civil Registration) minority Majority Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Commons 29 Oct 2001 minority Majority Consideration and Third Reading Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Commons 16 May 2002 minority Majority Applications for adoption Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Commons 20 May 2002 minority Majority Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. Majority Commons 4 Nov 2002 Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters tellno (strong) Local Government Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — New Commons 10 Mar 2003 Clause 11 — Repeal of Section 2A of Local absent Majority Government Act 1986 Local Government Bill — Repeal of prohibition on Majority Commons 10 Mar 2003 absent promotion of homosexuality (Section 28) (strong) Majority Commons 12 Oct 2004 Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] absent (strong) Categories of civil partners other than same sex Commons 9 Nov 2004 minority Majority couples Commons 9 Nov 2004 Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading Majority Majority Chris House Date Subject Policy vote Grayling Majority Commons 19 Mar 2007 Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Majority (strong) Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility Commons 20 May 2008 minority Majority treatment requires father and mother — rejected Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility Commons 20 May 2008 minority Majority treatment requires male role model — rejected 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 votes Points Out of Most important votes (50 points) MP voted with policy 1 50 50 MP voted against policy 1 0 50 MP absent 2 50 100 Less important votes (10 points) MP voted with policy 1 10 10 MP voted against policy 7 0 70 Less important absentees (2 points) MP absent* 1 1 2 Total: 111 282 *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 = 111 282 = 39.4 %.