How Garth Hamilton voted compared to someone who agrees that Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senators should vote to speed things along by supporting motions to 'put the question' (known as 'closure' or 'gag' motions), which require Parliament to immediately vote on a question rather than debating it any further

Most important divisions relevant to this policy

These are the most important divisions related to the policy “for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural)” which Garth Hamilton could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Garth Hamilton on this policy.

Division Garth Hamilton Supporters vote

8th Feb 2022, 3:20 PM – Representatives Motions - Covid-19: Aged Care - Speed things along

Yes Yes

28th Oct 2021, 11:02 AM – Representatives Motions - Electoral Roll - Vote immediately

absent Yes

26th Oct 2021, 3:23 PM – Representatives Motions - Climate Change - Vote immediately

Yes Yes

20th Oct 2021, 5:36 PM – Representatives Motions - Commonwealth Integrity Commission - Speed things along

Yes Yes

22nd Mar 2021, 3:20 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister; Attempted Censure - Speed things along

Yes Yes

24th Feb 2021, 3:14 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Speed things along

Yes Yes

10th Dec 2020, 9:44 AM – Representatives Motions - Workplace Relations - Speed things along

Yes Yes

9th Dec 2020, 3:08 PM – Representatives Motions - Prime Minister - Speed things along

Yes Yes

Other divisions relevant to this policy

These are less important divisions which are related to the policy “for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural)” which Garth Hamilton could have attended.

Division Garth Hamilton Supporters vote
no votes listed

How "voted almost always for" 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 7
MP voted against policy 0% 25 0
MP absent 50% 25 1
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) = 187.5 / 200 = 94%.

And then this average agreement score