Ian Murray

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Labour MP for Edinburgh South

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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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Ian Murray 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.

Key votes about laws to promote equality and human rights:

  • On 7 Dec 2021: Ian Murray voted to explicitly require immigration and enforcement officers not avoid using their powers in a way that could endanger life at sea. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Ian Murray voted to explicitly prohibit Advanced Research and Invention Agency resources from being used in any way that would contravene human rights. Show vote
  • On 19 May 2021: Ian Murray voted to bring Government policy in-line with human rights where the courts have found policy incompatible with human rights. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2019: Ian Murray 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: Ian Murray voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Ian Murray 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 14 Dec 2016: Ian Murray voted to call 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: Ian Murray was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Ian Murray voted for an assessment of the impact of Government policies on women; to mitigate any disproportionate burden on women and to publish a gender equality strategy. Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Ian Murray was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2014: Ian Murray voted to make 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: Ian Murray voted against only allowing 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 against adding a new exemption to deportation for cases where harm to the criminal's children outweighs the public interest in removal. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Ian Murray 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: Ian Murray voted to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Ian Murray was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Ian Murray voted against applying laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Ian Murray voted against requiring specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote

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