James Brokenshire

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Old Bexley and Sidcup Conservative

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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James Brokenshire 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 13 Jul 2011: James Brokenshire voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: James Brokenshire voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: James Brokenshire was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: James Brokenshire 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: James Brokenshire voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2014: James Brokenshire was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — New Clause 15 — Exemptions to Automatic Deportation of Criminals on Human Rights Grounds Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: James Brokenshire 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 26 May 2016: James Brokenshire 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 14 Dec 2016: James Brokenshire 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

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