How did your MP vote on lesbian, gay and bisexual equality issues during the last Parliament? Download our searchable database below
You might find this background info helpful before you start…
Stonewall compiled the voting records of all current MPs based on seven key votes during the current Parliament. The votes we included reflect recent Stonewall priorities to advance fair treatment for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain.
We list all current MPs by alphabetical order, with their party and constituency and their percentage score.
The votes or ‘divisions’ cover the 2007 goods and services protections, equal treatment for same-sex parents, the new incitement to hatred offence and the current Equality Bill.
For every vote we gave MPs a score as follows;
2 points if they voted in support of Stonewall’s position – for example, in support of the ‘goods and services’ protections.
1 point if they didn’t vote. They abstained or ‘double voted’ – voting both for and against.
0 points for a vote against Stonewall’s position – for example, they voted against the Equality Bill.
We calculated their percentage score from their total maximum score of 14 – a vote in support of Stonewall’s position on every single vote.
No surprise for my local mp, Nicholas Soames scoring 21! We tried for change, unfortunately not enough people believe its possible, therefore a bad outcome for our amazing lib demmer. sad times guys :( Could be worse though.. we could all have our very own Phillipa Stroud!
Hannah, 12 May 2010
Stonewall - This is an excellent idea and the resulting list is fascinating & informative. It seems, for all their talk, the lowest marks were scored by the Tories. (Surprise, surprise.) Incidentally, are you sure Ian Paisley scored 50% ??? Keep this idea for the next Parliament - it works. Well done !!!
Alan, 05 May 2010
Extremely interesting. Thank you for taking the time to do this. My current (and probable future MP) scored just 29%. That tells me everything I need to know. Unfortunately I live in an area where many constituents would class that as a positive. Things really do need to change.
Emma, 05 May 2010
Very informative & hugely useful . enables me to question my MP. Thank you
Linda, 28 April 2010
Interesting playing with this in excel - taking into account that a score of 50% can be considered complete indifference to gay issues, 100% entirely for, and 0% entirely against - the conservatives average a shocking 33%, lib dems come in on 73% and labour on 79%. With the exception of the notoriously homophobic Kate Hoey, the tories occupy the bottom 85 places in terms of voting against gay equality. Peter Bone, Philip Hollobone and (urk) Ann Widdecombe share the dubious accolade of voting against every single measure - all score zero. Only John Bercow (possibly the least tory tory, and now speaker) scored 100% for the conservatives out of 116 MPs who got that score [note that I didn't include any independents/minor parties in that analysis].
John, 27 April 2010
Wow, Thanx - this is great and needs to be circulated to all Queer folk!
Keith, 14 April 2010
Very interesting reading and a very useful peice of work. Thanks
Robert, 13 April 2010
Fabulous idea. Loved checking out the MP's values through the scoring this information provides. All such information is well worth knowing to help inform voters better.
Liz Maddison, 09 April 2010
If my maths is correct (and it might not be) you could produce a helpful overall party by party score by adding up the scores of each MP from each party to produce a total for each party and then dividing this figure by the number of MP's in that party. From glancing down the table you have compiled, I suspect this would be quite revealing.
Ivan, 08 April 2010