Philip Davies

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BornPhilip Andrew Davies
5 January 1972

Philip Davies (born 5 January 1972) is a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Shipley in West Yorkshire.

First elected at the 2005 General Election, he is the most rebellious serving Conservative MP, having voted against the Tory whip over 250 times in the course of his parliamentary career,[1] and he has been criticised for "talking out" Parliamentary Bills not supported by the government and so "kill off legislation he doesn't like".[2][3]

Philip Davies is known for campaigns against political correctness and feminism and is a campaigner for the men's rights movement. He played a lead role in securing the first "International Men's Day" debate in Parliament in 2015; the debate has since taken place annually.[4][5]

Philip Davies is on the governing council of The Freedom Association pressure group, and is an organiser for the TaxPayers' Alliance. Davies has regularly been criticised by other politicians and prominent public figures[6] for comments he has made on gender equality and women, homosexuality,[7] ethnic minorities and the disabled. He has stated that the disabled should have the option of working for less than the minimum wage.[8][9] Davies has said that white, male ministers risk being "hoofed out" of the government to make way for women or minority ethnic MPs.[10]



References

  1. "Voting Record — Philip Davies MP, Shipley (11816) — The Public Whip".

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  2. Stone, Jon (1 November 2015). "Tory MP Philip Davies who blocked law to scrap hospital parking charges for carers says he was 'speaking up for carers'". The Independent.

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  3. Stone, Jon (20 November 2015). "Tory MPs block bill to give first aid training to children by talking non-stop until debate ends". The Independent. Retrieved 20 November 2015.

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  4. Poole, Glen (4 November 2016). "Philip Davies's men's rights victory turned me into a blubbering wreck". The Daily Telegraph.

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  5. "Davies: Men are getting a bad press". 14 November 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.

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  6. Crace, John (18 June 2018). "Tory MP's pants are on fire over upskirting issue". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 June 2018. Philip Davies [is] a Tory MP who can usually be relied on to stand up for any form of sexist and unpleasant behaviour.

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  7. Wright, Oliver (8 May 2015). "Four reasons the Tories shouldn't feel too smug – despite an incredible election result". The Independent. London. Retrieved 22 April 2016.

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  8. "BBC - Corrections and Clarifications - Help and Feedback". BBC. 20 July 2017. Archived from the original on 20 July 2017.

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  9. "Call to relax wage rule for learning disabled". BBC News. 2 March 2017.

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  10. Hope, Christopher (9 January 2018). "White male ministers risk being unfairly 'hoofed out' in Theresa May's reshuffle, complains Philip Davies MP". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 January 2019.

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