Jim Shannon

MP, Strangford

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Strangford DUP

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  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
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Jim Shannon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria 16 Oct 2014

    ISIL swept across northern Iraq and the middle of Iraq in its brutal and bloody campaign of genocide. One thing that concerns many people within and outside the House is the kidnapping and abduction of women, children and families. What steps have been taken to return those members of families to their loved ones, and what can be done to help them?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions 16 Oct 2014

    Our competitors in shooting sports—rifle and shotgun disciplines—contributed some 20 medals at the Commonwealth games. The Minister will know that pistol shooting is restricted legally in the United Kingdom. What steps can she take to relax that restriction so that even more people can be introduced to pistol shooting and win more medals?
  • Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: NHS Services (Access) 15 Oct 2014

    The motion is entitled “Access to NHS services” and I wish to comment on four categories of the NHS where services can be improved. Today we have heard one of the central themes of the next Westminster election on 7 May next year, because the battleground will clearly be the NHS. We have heard different opinions from both sides of the Chamber about the best way forward....

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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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