Alan Johnson

Former Labour MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

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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Alan Johnson 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.

All votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 14 Dec 2016: Alan Johnson 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: Alan Johnson was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Alan Johnson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Impact of Policies on Women Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Alan Johnson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Alan Johnson voted to make it unlawful for any provider of regulated social care to act in a manner incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Alan Johnson 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: Alan Johnson 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: Alan Johnson voted to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Alan Johnson was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Alan Johnson voted against applying laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Alan Johnson voted against requiring specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Alan Johnson voted no on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Alan Johnson voted yes on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Alan Johnson voted no on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

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