How Stephen Bates voted compared to someone who agrees that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators should vote to suspend standing and sessional orders (that is, the procedural rules of Parliament) so that their colleagues can introduce motions for Parliament to vote on even when the the procedural rules would prevent them from doing so

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural)” which Stephen Bates could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Stephen Bates on this policy.

Division Stephen Bates Supporters vote

28th Nov 2023, 4:56 PM – Representatives Motions - Cybersafety - Let another vote happen

No Yes

15th Nov 2023, 3:04 PM – Representatives Motions - National Security - Let another vote happen

No Yes

13th Nov 2023, 6:13 PM – Representatives Motions - Mcbride, Mr David - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

19th Oct 2023, 9:31 AM – Representatives Motions - Closing the Gap - Let another vote take place

No Yes

12th Sep 2023, 4:44 PM – Representatives Motions - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice - Let another vote happen

No Yes

11th Sep 2023, 12:17 PM – Representatives Motions - Overthrow of Chilean Government: 50th Anniversary - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

6th Sep 2023, 10:31 AM – Representatives Motions - Whistleblower Protection - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

3rd Aug 2023, 3:10 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Let another vote take place

No Yes

14th Jun 2023, 10:18 AM – Representatives Business - Rearrangement - Broadcasting Services Amendment (Prohibition of Gambling Advertisements) Bill 2023

No No

29th Mar 2023, 1:07 PM – Representatives Motions - Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Stop Pep11 and Protect Our Coast) Bill 2023 - Consider bill now

No No

22nd Mar 2023, 10:56 AM – Representatives Business - Consideration of Legislation - Don't change day's order for MP of Berowra's bill

No No

21st Mar 2023, 4:29 PM – Representatives Motions - Climate Change - Don't let a vote happen

No No

7th Feb 2023, 4:28 PM – Representatives Business - Rearrangement - Let a vote take place

No Yes

1st Dec 2022, 3:27 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Don't let another vote take place

Yes No

8th Nov 2022, 4:53 PM – Representatives Business - Consideration of Legislation - Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022

No Yes

7th Nov 2022, 3:54 PM – Representatives Committees - Joint Select Committee on Fair Work Amendment Legislation; Appointment - Don't let another vote happen

Yes No

27th Sep 2022, 4:16 PM – Representatives Motions - Taxation - Don't let a vote happen

No No

8th Sep 2022, 3:06 PM – Representatives Motions - Ministerial Conduct - Don't let a vote happen

Yes No

5th Sep 2022, 4:27 PM – Representatives Business - Standing orders - Don't let a vote happen

No No

5th Sep 2022, 3:38 PM – Representatives Business - Sessional orders - Let a vote happen

Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural)” which Stephen Bates could have attended.

Division Stephen Bates Supporters vote
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How "voted a mixture of for and against" is worked out

They Vote For You gives each vote a score based on whether the MP voted in agreement with the policy or not. These scores are then averaged with a weighting across all votes that the MP could have voted on relevant to the policy. The overall average score is then converted to a simple english language phrase based on the range of values it's within.

When an MP votes in agreement with a policy the vote is scored as 100%. When they vote against the policy it is scored as 0% and when they are absent it is scored half way between the two at 50%. The half way point effectively says "we don't know whether they are for or against this policy".

The overall agreement score for the policy is worked out by a weighted average of the scores for each vote. The weighting has been chosen so that the most important votes have a weighting 5 times that of the less important votes. Also, absent votes on less important votes are weighted 5 times less again to not penalise MPs for not attending the less important votes. Pressure of other work means MPs or Senators are not always available to vote – it does not always mean they've abstained.

Type of vote Agreement score (s) Weight (w) No of votes (n)
Most important votes MP voted with policy 100% 25 10
MP voted against policy 0% 25 10
MP absent 50% 25 0
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 0
MP voted against policy 0% 5 0
MP absent 50% 1 0

The final agreement score is a weighted average (weighted arithmetic mean) of the scores of the individual votes.

Average agreement score = sum(n×w×s) / sum(n×w) = 250.0 / 500 = 50%.

And then this average agreement score