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.
Amy Schubert (blitheimages)
Boris Johnson 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
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On 13 Jun 2018:
Boris Johnson voted against largely retaining the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
On 14 Dec 2016:
Boris Johnson 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
On 26 May 2016:
Boris Johnson was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle
On 9 Dec 2015:
Boris Johnson 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.
On 1 Jul 2015:
Boris Johnson 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.
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