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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Sarah Wollaston 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: Sarah Wollaston 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: Sarah Wollaston voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Sarah Wollaston 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: Sarah Wollaston 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: Sarah Wollaston 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: Sarah Wollaston 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: Sarah Wollaston 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: Sarah Wollaston 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: Sarah Wollaston 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: Sarah Wollaston was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Clause 56 — Commission for Equality and Human Rights Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Sarah Wollaston voted to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Sarah Wollaston voted to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Sarah Wollaston voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Sarah Wollaston voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote

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