Jim Shannon

Former MLA, Strangford

Strangford DUP

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How Jim Shannon voted
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  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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Jim Shannon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • bill presented: Hazaras (Afghanistan and Pakistan) 1 Sep 2014

    There seems to be an attitude permeating through the Pakistani Government that picks on small ethnic groups and religious groups, and does so purposely because they are small. Does the hon. Lady think that we should take the action suggested by other Members and try to redirect DFID money to those who need it most rather than to the Government who are taking it out on people in minorities?
  • bill presented: Mitochondrial Replacement (Public Safety) 1 Sep 2014

    We have heard many stories today about the potential of mitochondrial replacement for women with mitochondrial conditions, possibly allowing them to have children without these conditions. But the hon. Member for Congleton (Fiona Bruce) and others have put forward the safety issue and the need to make sure that there has been a full investigation. This might seem like fantastic news, but...
  • Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment 22 Jul 2014

    It is always a pleasure to speak in the pre-recess Adjournment debate. The hon. Member for Southend West (Mr Amess) is not here at the moment, but he did his introduction. I always look forward to his introductions, because they are always full of fun and he refers to many things. But there is one thing that he referred to that I did not agree with: not attending premier league football...

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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
  • Dementia
  • BATUS Canada
  • Cancer

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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

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