Equality and Human Rights

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of where prejudice or discrimination should be made illegal and where exceptions should be made to permit otherwise illegal discrimination. MPs have also voted on the degree to which "human rights" are protected.

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Ben Bradshaw generally voted for laws to promote equality and human rights

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 18 Jul 2019: Ben Bradshaw voted to legalise abortion in certain circumstances in Northern Ireland as soon as the act comes into force, to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to be eligible to form a civil partnership in Northern Ireland and make a wide variety of other amendments to the Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2019: Ben Bradshaw voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Ben Bradshaw voted to largely retain the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2016: Ben Bradshaw voted to call on the Government to ensure women and protected groups are not disproportionally impacted by tax and benefit changes and against publication of a gender equality strategy to improve the position of women. Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Ben Bradshaw voted against repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; for plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and for a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Ben Bradshaw voted for an assessment of the impact of Government policies on women; to mitigate any disproportionate burden on women and to publish a gender equality strategy. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Ben Bradshaw was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Ben Bradshaw was absent for a vote on Care Bill — New Clause 11 — Human Rights Act to Apply to All Providers of Regulated Social Care Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Ben Bradshaw voted against only allowing human rights grounds to be used to prevent a foreign criminal being deported in cases where there would be a breach of the right to life, or right not to be tortured; and against adding a new exemption to deportation for cases where harm to the criminal's children outweighs the public interest in removal. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Ben Bradshaw voted in favour of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights having a duty to support the development of a society where people's ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination and there is respect for human rights. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Ben Bradshaw voted to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Ben Bradshaw voted against repealing the Human Rights Act 1998 Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Ben Bradshaw voted against applying laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Ben Bradshaw voted against requiring specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Ben Bradshaw voted no on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Ben Bradshaw voted yes on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Ben Bradshaw voted no on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

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