Rishi Sunak

The Prime Minister

Former Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks)


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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Rishi Sunak generally voted against laws to promote equality and human rights

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Major votes

Minor votes

  • On 20 Apr 2022: Rishi Sunak was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Interpretation of Part 2 — Compliance with International Agreements Show vote
  • On 20 Apr 2022: Rishi Sunak was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 11 — Differential Treatment of Refugees — Impact Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2022: Rishi Sunak was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — New Clause — Compliance with the Refugee Convention Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Rishi Sunak voted not 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: Rishi Sunak voted against bringing Government policy in-line with human rights where the courts have found policy incompatible with human rights. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2016: Rishi Sunak 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: Rishi Sunak 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: Rishi Sunak 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: Rishi Sunak 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

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