Jim Shannon’s voting in Parliament
Jim Shannon is a DUP MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other DUP MPs.
This is a selection of Jim Shannon’s votes.
Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
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What plans his Department has to improve infrastructure for electric cars.
I thank the Minister for that response. I had a meeting a few weeks ago with Nissan, one of the vehicle manufacturers here in the UK. Nissan set out clearly the significant changes there have been in electric cars, with better acceleration and power, and longer battery life. We need charging points where people are: in the high street, in garages and in shopping centres. That is the way...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US and Japanese counterparts about nuclear tests by North Korea.
More of Jim Shannon’s recent appearances
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
- Department of Health
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Cancer: Drugs
Currently held offices
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 10 Feb 2016)
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
- Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health) (since 8 May 2015)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport) (since 8 May 2015)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality) (since 8 May 2015)
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 338 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jim Shannon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 1034 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 70.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 851 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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