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Geoffrey Cox

The Attorney-General

Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon

@Geoffrey_Cox

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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Geoffrey Cox 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: Geoffrey Cox was absent for a vote on Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — Lords Amendments — Abortion — Marriage and Civil Partnerships — Transparency etc. Show vote
  • On 9 Jul 2019: Geoffrey Cox 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: Geoffrey Cox 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: Geoffrey Cox 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: Geoffrey Cox 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: Geoffrey Cox 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: Geoffrey Cox 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: Geoffrey Cox voted against making it unlawful for any provider of regulated social care to act in a manner incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Geoffrey Cox 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: Geoffrey Cox 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: Geoffrey Cox voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Geoffrey Cox was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Geoffrey Cox voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Geoffrey Cox voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Geoffrey Cox was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Geoffrey Cox was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Geoffrey Cox voted yes on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

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