Tim Yeo

Former Conservative MP for South Suffolk

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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Tim Yeo generally voted 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 10 Mar 2014: Tim Yeo voted against making 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: Tim Yeo 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 16 Apr 2013: Tim Yeo voted to remove the duty on the Commission for Equality and Human Rights to work 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: Tim Yeo voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Tim Yeo was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Tim Yeo was absent for a vote on Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 — Application of Discrimination Laws to Mariners Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Tim Yeo was absent for a vote on Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 — Publication of Equality Objectives by Specified Public Bodies Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Tim Yeo voted no on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Tim Yeo was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Tim Yeo voted yes on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

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