Jim Murphy

Former Labour MP for East Renfrewshire

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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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Jim Murphy voted a mixture of for and against 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 10 Mar 2014: Jim Murphy 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: Jim Murphy 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: Jim Murphy 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: Jim Murphy was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Discrimination on the Basis of Caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Jim Murphy was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Jim Murphy voted against applying laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Jim Murphy voted against requiring specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Jim Murphy voted no on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Jim Murphy voted yes on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Jim Murphy was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

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