Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

DUP MP ar gyfer Strangford

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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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Jim Shannon generally voted against laws to promote equality and human rights

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Major votes

  • On 7 Rha 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to explicitly require immigration and enforcement officers to avoid using their powers in a way that could endanger life at sea. Show vote
  • On 18 Gor 2019: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio not to legalise abortion in certain circumstances in Northern Ireland as soon as the act comes into force, not to enable two persons who are not of the same sex to be eligible to form a civil partnership in Northern Ireland and not to make a wide variety of other amendments to the Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Gor 2019: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio not to permit same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Show vote
  • On 13 Meh 2018: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 30 Ion 2014: Jim Shannon 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 Ebr 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Ebr 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Rha 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 Show vote
  • On 13 Gor 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against applying laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom as a result of the operation of new asylum laws. Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio not to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom, or have their family unity impacted, as a result treating refugees who have not "come to the United Kingdom directly from a country or territory where their life or freedom was threatened" and "presented themselves without delay to the authorities" differently from those who have. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom as a result of the operation of new asylum laws. Show vote
  • On 7 Meh 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Mai 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to bring Government policy in-line with human rights where the courts have found policy incompatible with human rights. Show vote
  • On 14 Rha 2016: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Mai 2016: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 9 Rha 2015: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Impact of Policies on Women Show vote
  • On 1 Gor 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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
  • On 10 Maw 2014: Jim Shannon 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 13 Gor 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against requiring specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote

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