Sylvia Hermon

Former Independent MP for North Down

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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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Sylvia Hermon 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 18 Jul 2019: Sylvia Hermon voted to legalise abortion in certain circumstances in Northern Ireland as soon as the act comes into force, to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to be eligible to form a civil partnership in Northern Ireland and make a wide variety of other amendments to the Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2019: Sylvia Hermon voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Sylvia Hermon voted to largely retain 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: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Impact of Tax and Benefit Changes on Women and Protected Groups — Gender Equality Strategy to Improve the Position of Women Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Impact of Policies on Women Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Sylvia Hermon 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: Sylvia Hermon 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: Sylvia Hermon 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: Sylvia Hermon voted to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Sylvia Hermon voted against repealing the Human Rights Act 1998 Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Sylvia Hermon voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Sylvia Hermon voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Sylvia Hermon was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

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