Jim Shannon

MP, Strangford

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Strangford DUP

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  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits 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

  • Separated Families Initiative — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] 21 Oct 2014

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Sheila Gilmore) on bringing this subject before us for debate and consideration, and on the balanced way she laid out the legislative change and her opinion of what we have before us. I also commend the intervention of the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton), who referred to families and to children in particular. I...
  • Separated Families Initiative — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] 21 Oct 2014

    I agree with the hon. Gentleman wholeheartedly. There are unfortunately occasions on which one parent is restricted from visiting, as he will know, because of circumstances in their past—so it does happen, although there are exceptions—but by and large, for 99.9% of cases, I wholeheartedly agree. It is important to consider not just divorce, but separation and conflict within...
  • Separated Families Initiative — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] 21 Oct 2014

    That is very much the case. In my constituency, many partners came to an agreement before the legislative change. In many cases that has worked, but in others, money becomes another weapon in the armoury to create division or a reason to hit back at the other person and restrict access. I know of such examples, and there were some from other parts of the country in the Library information...

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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
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • BATUS Canada

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: 13 Oct 2014.

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

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