Philip Davies

MP, Shipley

Shipley 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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Philip Davies generally voted against laws to promote equality and human rights

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All votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 13 Jul 2011: Philip Davies voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show full debate
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Philip Davies voted against requiring specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show full debate
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Philip Davies voted to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 Show full debate
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Philip Davies 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 full debate
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Philip Davies voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show full debate
  • On 30 Jan 2014: Philip Davies voted to only allow 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 to add a new exemption to deportation for cases where harm to the criminal's children outweighs the public interest in removal. Show full debate
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Philip Davies was absent for a vote on Care Bill — New Clause 11 — Human Rights Act to Apply to All Providers of Regulated Social Care Show full debate
  • On 26 May 2016: Philip Davies 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 full debate
  • On 14 Dec 2016: Philip Davies 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 full debate

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