Jim Shannon

Former MLA, Strangford

Strangford DUP

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How Jim Shannon voted
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  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails

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Jim Shannon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • 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...
  • Disabled People (Developing Countries) 22 Jul 2014

    We are debating an important issue, and it is a good opportunity to come to the Chamber and present the case. In 2006, the UN General Assembly adopted the international convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. Under that convention, countries should ensure that people with disabilities are granted equal rights and freedom from discrimination. Does the hon. Gentleman share my...
  • Disabled People (Developing Countries) 22 Jul 2014

    Eight years should be plenty of time.

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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

Previous MPs in this constituency

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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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