Rob Salmond helpfully suggested that rather than just averaging out their ranking in each category, I should measure how from the mean each MP is in each category and average those out. I’ve done so for the table above, and I think it does give a better feel.
The MPs are ranked on their simple average. I’ve also calculated a weighted average where the number of news stories is given 1/2 weight, number of releases 1/3 weight and number of PQs 1/6th.
- Goff and King now ranked 1st and 2nd, which is appropriate.
- Mallard and Hipkins are ranked third and fourth mainly due to their high number of PQs. On the weighted average though Hipkins is ranked lower
- On the weighted average Charles Chauvel and Phil Twyford are 4th and 5th
- Ashraf Choudhary, Rajen Prasad and Raymond Huo are still ranked as the bottom three