Chris Grayling

Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell

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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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Chris Grayling 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 18 Jul 2019: Chris Grayling voted not to legalise abortion in certain circumstances in Northern Ireland as soon as the act comes into force, not to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to be eligible to form a civil partnership in Northern Ireland and not to make a wide variety of other amendments to the Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2019: Chris Grayling was absent for a vote on Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — New Clause 1 — Marriage of Same-Sex Couples Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Chris Grayling voted against largely retaining 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: Chris Grayling voted against calling 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: Chris Grayling was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Chris Grayling voted against carrying out an assessment of the impact of Government policies on women; against mitigating any disproportionate burden on women and against publishing a gender equality strategy. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Chris Grayling voted against requiring an annual report from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission analysing information on the gender pay gap and making recommendations to close it. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Chris Grayling 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: Chris Grayling was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — New Clause 15 — Exemptions to Automatic Deportation of Criminals on Human Rights Grounds Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Chris Grayling 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: Chris Grayling voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Chris Grayling was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Chris Grayling voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Chris Grayling voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Chris Grayling was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Chris Grayling was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Chris Grayling voted yes on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

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