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

Division Varun Ghosh Supporters vote

2nd Jul 2024, 3:13 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Suspend the usual rules to let another vote take place

Yes Yes

27th Jun 2024, 3:22 PM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Suspend the usual rules

No Yes

27th Jun 2024, 12:58 PM – Senate Motions - Live Animal Exports: Sheep - Let another motion be introduced

No Yes

16th May 2024, 12:56 PM – Senate Motions - Middle East - Let another vote happen

No Yes

14th May 2024, 12:44 PM – Senate Motions - Middle East Conflict: Protests - Let another motion be introduced

No Yes

18th Mar 2024, 10:42 AM – Senate Motions - Middle East - Let another vote happen

No Yes

27th Feb 2024, 12:24 PM – Senate Motions - Middle East - Let another vote take place

No Yes

7th Feb 2024, 9:55 AM – Senate Business - Rearrangement - Suspend the rules for a motion on Gaza

No Yes

6th Feb 2024, 12:40 PM – Senate Motions - Albanese Government - Let another vote take place

No 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 Varun Ghosh could have attended.

Division Varun Ghosh Supporters vote
no votes listed

How "voted almost always 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 1
MP voted against policy 0% 25 8
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) = 25.0 / 225 = 11%.

And then this average agreement score