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 removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally 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
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

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Jim Shannon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — EU Referendum: Timing 9 Feb 2016

    It is a pleasure to speak in the debate. It is good for the Democratic Unionist party to propose a debate on an issue that concerns our constituents, whether in the Northern Ireland Assembly, where we are the party of leadership, or in the House, where we are the party of leadership when it comes to these issues. It is concerning and, indeed, saddening, that the Prime Minister is happy for...
  • Opposition Day — EU Referendum: Timing 9 Feb 2016

    It is the Democratic Unionist party.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: GP Access 9 Feb 2016

    Northern Ireland has the lowest number of GPs per capita across the United Kingdom. In order to access GPs, we need to have GPs. In the whole of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 25% of GPs are aged over 55, and that is going to get worse. What steps have been taken to train more GPs and to ensure that they stay in the NHS and do not go overseas, where there are better...

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

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: 14 Dec 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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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