Jim Shannon

MP, Strangford

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Strangford DUP

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How Jim Shannon voted
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  • Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
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Jim Shannon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Petition — Minor Injuries Unit at Cossham Hospital (Kingswood): Historic Child Abuse Allegations 22 Oct 2014

    Surely the allegations of involvement by MI5 make this not a provincial Northern Ireland issue but a national one requiring a national inquiry. That is what we are saying: MI5’s alleged involvement gives this issue a national perspective, so there should be a national inquiry.
  • Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant 22 Oct 2014

    It is an absolute pleasure to speak in this debate. My party is pleased to have secured this debate on the military covenant because the issue resonates with a great many people across the whole of Northern Ireland. It resonates not only with those of a Unionist disposition, but with those who are perceived to be of a nationalist disposition. I fully support the motion—indeed it would...
  • Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant 22 Oct 2014

    I thank my right hon. Friend for his contribution, even though he took the next couple of lines off me. None the less, we are greatly indebted to the Front Bench and shadow Front Bench teams for their contributions. The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee made recommendations on the covenant. What bothers me deeply is, as Lord Ashcroft noted, how we can ask and expect our brave men and women...

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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
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • BATUS Canada

Currently held offices

  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

8. Land and Property
20 acres land and farm at Ballygarvin.
Part share in holiday home in USA.

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