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

Division David Pocock Supporters vote

9th Nov 2023, 3:22 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Put the question

absent Yes

9th Nov 2023, 1:06 PM – Senate Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Amendment (Using New Technologies to Fight Climate Change) Bill 2023 - in Committee - Put the question

No Yes

8th Nov 2023, 5:12 PM – Senate Committees - Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee; Reference - Put the question

No Yes

17th Oct 2023, 4:34 PM – Senate Committees - Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee; Reference - Speed things along

Yes Yes

22nd Jun 2023, 3:29 PM – Senate Motions - Minister for Indigenous Australians - Put the question

Yes Yes

22nd Jun 2023, 3:14 PM – Senate Motions - Minister for Finance - Speed things along

absent Yes

22nd Jun 2023, 10:01 AM – Senate Broadcasting Services Amendment (Ban on Gambling Advertisements During Live Sport) Bill 2023 - Second Reading - Speed things along

Yes Yes

19th Jun 2023, 5:31 PM – Senate Committees - Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee; Reference - Put the question

Yes Yes

11th May 2023, 12:58 PM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Put the question

No Yes

29th Mar 2023, 3:57 PM – Senate Committees - Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Reference - Speed things along

Yes Yes

28th Mar 2023, 4:16 PM – Senate Committees - Finance and Public Administration References Committee; Reference - Speed things along

absent Yes

28th Mar 2023, 3:17 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Speed things along

absent Yes

28th Mar 2023, 3:10 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Speed things along

absent Yes

1st Dec 2022, 5:32 PM – Senate Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 - in Committee - Speed things along

Yes Yes

28th Sep 2022, 6:49 PM – Senate Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Lifting the Income Limit for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card) Bill 2022 - in Committee - Put the question

Yes Yes

27th Sep 2022, 12:08 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Speed things along

Yes Yes

8th Sep 2022, 9:46 AM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Put the question

Yes Yes

7th Sep 2022, 6:37 PM – Senate Regulations and Determinations - Export Control (Animals) Amendment (Northern Hemisphere Summer Prohibition) Rules 2022 - Put the question

absent Yes

3rd Aug 2022, 10:32 AM – Senate Motions - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Put the question

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 David Pocock could have attended.

Division David Pocock Supporters vote

3rd Aug 2022, 10:49 AM – Senate Business - Consideration of Legislation - Public Sector Superannuation Salary Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

Yes Yes

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 10
MP voted against policy 0% 25 3
MP absent 50% 25 6
Less important votes MP voted with policy 100% 5 1
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) = 330.0 / 480 = 69%.

And then this average agreement score