Jim Shannon

MP, Strangford

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Strangford DUP

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How Jim Shannon voted
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  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Jim Shannon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 27 Feb 2015

    Buses (Audio Announcements) Bill - Second reading – Jim Shannon. Legislation
  • Backbench Business: Young People in Care 27 Jan 2015

    First, I thank the hon. Member for Beverley and Holderness (Mr Stuart) for introducing the debate and the report. I also thank all those involved in producing it, because it contains many good and helpful points. It has been a pleasure to listen to all the Members who have spoken so far. They have all spoken with passion, interest and a real, earnest endeavour on behalf of young people, and...
  • Backbench Business: Young People in Care 27 Jan 2015

    I thank the hon. Lady for her contribution. Earlier, I said that I was surprised that she was not here at the start of the debate, because I know that she has a real, deep interest in this subject. I am pleased to see her here now, and I agree wholeheartedly with what she said, and I am sure that that applies to everyone else in the Chamber. It is always good to exchange ideas. In Northern...

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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
  • Department of Health
  • Internet
  • Egypt
  • Colombia
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes

Currently held offices

  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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

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