Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

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Halton Labour

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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Derek Twigg 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.

All votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 13 Jul 2011: Derek Twigg voted against applying laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Derek Twigg voted against requiring specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Derek Twigg voted against repealing the Human Rights Act 1998 Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Derek Twigg 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: Derek Twigg voted to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Derek Twigg voted to only allow 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 to add a new exemption to deportation for cases where harm to the criminal's children outweighs the public interest in removal. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Derek Twigg 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 26 May 2016: Derek Twigg was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2016: Derek Twigg 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

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