Jim Shannon

MP, Strangford

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Strangford DUP

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How Jim Shannon voted
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  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Jim Shannon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Callum Wark (Sentencing of Foreign Drivers) 29 Oct 2014

    I welcome what the Minister has said about more stringent and stronger penalties. I also want to hear whether he has had any correspondence or discussions with the relevant Minister in Northern Ireland as it is a devolved matter, but I want to ensure that there is some consistency in punishment and that we are, across the whole United Kingdom, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, working...
  • Callum Wark (Sentencing of Foreign Drivers) 29 Oct 2014

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way, and I apologise for not being here at the beginning of the debate. I had a similar experience in my constituency; one of my constituents was killed by a foreign driver who had no insurance and was over the drink-drive limit. The hon. Gentleman has highlighted the need for legislative change, for punishment through the courts, and for Europe to work...
  • Domestic Violence — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] 29 Oct 2014

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Dr McCrea. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Upper Bann (David Simpson) on securing the debate. There is no doubt that those of us in the Chamber are well aware of the issue in our constituencies and the importance of highlighting it. Domestic violence affects men and women, but people are sometimes under the impression that only...

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DUP MP for Strangford, Former DUP MLA for Strangford

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 1 August 2010 — Resigned

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Internet
  • Egypt
  • Colombia
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia

Currently held offices

  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.

8. Land and Property
20 acres land and farm at Ballygarvin.
Part share in holiday home in USA.

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