Jim Shannon

MP, Strangford

Strangford DUP

Jim Shannon’s voting in Parliament

Jim Shannon is a DUP MP, and so 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
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Jim Shannon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Jim Shannon’s full vote analysis page for more.

Jim Shannon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Attorney General: Hate Crimes against Disabled People 26 Nov 2015

    In October, the Police Service of Northern Ireland launched an online campaign after 44 disability hate crimes were recorded over a six-month period. Two years ago, the PSNI contacted the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability—of which the Solicitor General will know—which has set up an advocacy scheme to help disabled people to gain access to the criminal justice system. Does the...
  • Women and Equalities: School Attainment Levels 26 Nov 2015

    Addressing the education attainment gap is important, but equally important is addressing the gap in work. A recent event held in Northern Ireland by the STEM—science, technology, engineering and maths—industries showed that men outnumber women three to one in the workforce. What steps have been taken to reduce the gender gap, not only in education, but in wider employment?
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Islamic State 26 Nov 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take other than airstrikes to respond to the threat posed by ISIS.

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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
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Defence
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Internet
  • Colombia
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer: Drugs
  • Egypt

Currently held offices

  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

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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