Priti Patel

Conservative MP for Witham

@patel4witham

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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Priti Patel 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 Jun 2018: Priti Patel 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: Priti Patel 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: Priti Patel 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: Priti Patel 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 10 Mar 2014: Priti Patel 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: Priti Patel 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: Priti Patel 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: Priti Patel voted against making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Priti Patel voted to apply laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Priti Patel voted to require specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote

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