Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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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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Jo Swinson 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.

All votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 18 Jul 2019: Jo Swinson 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: Jo Swinson voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Jo Swinson 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 10 Mar 2014: Jo Swinson 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: Jo Swinson 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: Jo Swinson 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: Jo Swinson voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Jo Swinson voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Jo Swinson voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Jo Swinson voted yes on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Jo Swinson voted yes on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Jo Swinson voted no on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

The office of Jo Swinson MP has informed us that Jo was not available for some votes in the House of Commons from June 2017 until the summer recess, and from October 2017 until December 2017, as she was on parental leave. This affects the numerology section below. Please note that Ms Swinson continued to submit written questions throughout this period.

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