Jim Shannon

MP, Strangford

Strangford DUP

A selection of Jim Shannon's votes

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  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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Jim Shannon never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bills Presented — Bat Habitats Regulation Bill: Clause 46 — Gaelic Media Service 6 Jul 2015

    The Minister refers to how to address the price of energy in different regions of the United Kingdom. One of the things we would like in Northern Ireland, if at all possible, is a connector between Scotland and Northern Ireland, which would reduce our prices. Is that part of the Government’s strategy? She has not mentioned Northern Ireland and I am conscious that I would like it included.
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Fuels: Rebates 6 Jul 2015

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the Rural Fuel Rebate scheme operating in parts of Scotland and England to Northern Ireland.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Universities: Radicalism 6 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with universities on ensuring that lecturers do not encourage the development of extremist views.

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DUP MP for Strangford, Former DUP MLA for Strangford

Entered the 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
  • Department of Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Internet
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • Cancer: Drugs
  • Cancer

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights) (3 Apr 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health) (12 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport) (12 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 191 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 461 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 48.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 643 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.


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