Jim Shannon

MP, Strangford

Strangford DUP

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.

  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes

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Jim Shannon has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Profile

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
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Diabetes
  • Internet
  • Colombia
  • Cancer: Drugs
  • Dementia

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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 359 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jim Shannon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1085 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 69.23% 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.
  • 46 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jim Shannon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 863 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
20 acres land and farm at Ballygarvin: (i).
Part share in holiday home in USA: (i).

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