Liam Byrne

Labour MP for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

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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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Liam Byrne 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.

Key votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 20 Apr 2022: Liam Byrne voted to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom as a result of the operation of new asylum laws. Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Liam Byrne voted to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom, or have their family unity impacted, as a result treating refugees who have not "come to the United Kingdom directly from a country or territory where their life or freedom was threatened" and "presented themselves without delay to the authorities" differently from those who have. Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Liam Byrne voted to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom as a result of the operation of new asylum laws. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2021: Liam Byrne voted to explicitly require immigration and enforcement officers to avoid using their powers in a way that could endanger life at sea. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Liam Byrne voted to explicitly prohibit Advanced Research and Invention Agency resources from being used in any way that would contravene human rights. Show vote
  • On 19 May 2021: Liam Byrne voted to bring Government policy in-line with human rights where the courts have found policy incompatible with human rights. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2019: Liam Byrne 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: Liam Byrne voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Liam Byrne 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: Liam Byrne voted to call 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: Liam Byrne voted against repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; for plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and for a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Liam Byrne was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Impact of Policies on Women Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Liam Byrne voted to require 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: Liam Byrne 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: Liam Byrne voted against only allowing 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 against adding 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: Liam Byrne 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: Liam Byrne was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Discrimination on the Basis of Caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Liam Byrne was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Liam Byrne voted against applying laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Liam Byrne voted against requiring specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Liam Byrne voted no on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Liam Byrne voted yes on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Liam Byrne voted no on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

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