Keir Starmer

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition

Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras

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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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Keir Starmer consistently 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 18 Jul 2019: Keir Starmer 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: Keir Starmer voted to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Keir Starmer 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: Keir Starmer was absent for a vote on Impact of Tax and Benefit Changes on Women and Protected Groups — Gender Equality Strategy to Improve the Position of Women Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Keir Starmer voted against repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; for plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and for a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 9 Dec 2015: Keir Starmer was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Impact of Policies on Women Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2015: Keir Starmer voted to require 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

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