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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.
Almost always 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
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Almost always voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU 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 has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether 77th Brigade's full operating capability has been met.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what expertise on Russia is required of members of the 77th Brigade; what the operational deployment standards are of that brigade; and how many members of that brigade were recruited from the Reserves.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Air Force are deployed to the 77th Brigade.
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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
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Ministry of Defence
- Cancer: Drugs
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)
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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 997 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 70.69% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
- 45 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jim Shannon’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 884 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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