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George Osborne

Former Conservative MP for Tatton

@George_Osborne

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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George Osborne 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 14 Dec 2016: George Osborne 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: George Osborne voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; against plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and against a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Impact of Policies on Women Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: George Osborne 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: George Osborne 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: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 56 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Discrimination on the Basis of Caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: George Osborne voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: George Osborne voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: George Osborne voted no on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: George Osborne was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

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