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David Simpson

Former DUP MP for Upper Bann

@DavidSimpsonDUP

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.

Photo: Amy Schubert (blitheimages)

David Simpson 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 18 Jul 2019: David Simpson 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: David Simpson voted not to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: David Simpson 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: David Simpson 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: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Impact of Policies on Women Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: David Simpson 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: David Simpson 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: David Simpson voted in favour of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights having a duty 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: David Simpson voted to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: David Simpson voted to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 — Application of Discrimination Laws to Mariners Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 — Publication of Equality Objectives by Specified Public Bodies Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: David Simpson was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

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