LIVING WITHOUT CRUELTY
Parties point scores and statistics
Animal Aid's survey of MPs' voting records has revealed that the most animal-friendly of the three main parties at Westminster is the Liberal Democrats.
MPs earned a point for each EDM they signed, with a bonus point for the MP who actually tabled the motion. When their comparative numerical strength in the House was taken into account, Liberal Democrat MPs were 10 times more likely to support the proposed welfare measures than the Conservatives, and were also significantly more animal-friendly than Labour.
Note: Although the Liberal Democrats fared better than the other two main Westminster parties, the Green Party have consistently promoted the most animal-friendly policies of any major political party. To find out how candidates in your constituency fare on animal issues, visit the Protecting Animals in Democracy website.
|Political Party||No. of MPs||MPs eligible to vote for EDMs*|
|Social Democratic & Labour Party||3||3|
|Speaker and Deputies||4||0|
|Position||Party||MPs eligible to vote for EDMs*||MPs that voted one or more EDM||% of Party that voted for one or more EDM|
|8th||Social Democratic & Labour Party||3||1||33.33%|
|Position||Party||MPs eligible to vote for EDMs*||Party MPs x 15 EDMs = poss. votes||Party MPs total EDM votes cast||% of party votes that were cast|
|8th||Social Democratic & Labour Party||3||45||1||2.22%|
|Social Democratic & Labour Party||0|
* Members of the Government, Parliamentary Private Secretaries (usually), The Speaker & Deputies do not vote on EDMs.