How Kerryn Phelps 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 Kerryn Phelps could have attended. They are weighted much more strongly than other divisions when calculating the position of Kerryn Phelps on this policy.

Division Kerryn Phelps Supporters vote

21st Feb 2019, 12:31 PM – Representatives Future Drought Fund Bill 2018, Future Drought Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes

12th Feb 2019, 6:05 PM – Representatives Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question

Yes Yes

12th Feb 2019, 5:34 PM – Representatives Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018 - Consideration of Senate Message - Put the question

Yes Yes

6th Dec 2018, 1:04 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Speed thing along

No Yes

5th Dec 2018, 5:05 PM – Representatives Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018 - Second Reading - Put the question

No Yes

5th Dec 2018, 11:31 AM – Representatives Resolutions of the Senate - Live Animal Exports; Consideration of Senate Message - 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 Kerryn Phelps could have attended.

Division Kerryn Phelps Supporters vote
no votes listed

How "voted generally 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 4
MP voted against policy 0% 25 2
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) = 100.0 / 150 = 67%.

And then this average agreement score