How Philip Ruddock voted compared to someone who believes that the federal government should introduce plain packaging for tobacco products

Division Philip Ruddock Supporters vote

24th Aug 2011 – Representatives Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 - Consideration in Detail - Limit application

absent No

24th Aug 2011 – Representatives Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011 - Second Reading - Read a second time

absent Yes (strong)

How "never voted on" is worked out

Normally a person's votes count towards a score which is used to work out a simple phrase to summarise their position on a policy. However in this case Philip Ruddock was absent during all divisions for this policy. So, it's impossible to say anything concrete other than that they have "never voted" on this policy.