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DUP MP for Strangford, Former DUP MLA for Strangford
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- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
- Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
- Left the Assembly on 1 August 2010 — Resigned
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Jim Shannon voted on key issues:
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Defence, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, International Development
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): BATUS Canada, Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations, Canada, Dementia, Nigeria
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- HGV Road User Levy Bill Committee (2 out of 5)
- MARRIAGE (SAME SEX COUPLES) BILL Committee (13 out of 13)
- Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [LORDS] Committee (1 out of 1)
- FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL Committee (2 out of 4)
- Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee (13 out of 20)
- Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee (4 out of 5)
- Civil Aviation Bill Committee (8 out of 14)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (21 out of 40)
- European Union Documents: Syria (EU Restrictive Measures) (21 May 2013)
“I recognise that the Minister is held in high esteem in the House for his response to humanitarian issues across the world. He refers to the relaxation of the arms embargo. One of the great concerns among Members is the 3.5 million refugees and displaced persons, many of them children. Can he assure people inside and outside the House that the provision of humanitarian aid—clean water,...”
- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Schedule 6 — Marriage overseas (21 May 2013)
“I, in turn, want to thank the hon. Gentleman for his hard work in the Bill Committee. Was he encouraged by the Christian ladies and gentlemen who attended the Bill Committee over a period of five or six meetings and energetically supported us as members of it and by those who took part in the prayer vigil outside over the past two days and who prayed hard?”
- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Clause 9 — Conversion of civil partnership into marriage (21 May 2013)
“Perhaps the Minister’s correspondence could clarify the matter. I believe that the authority lies with the Northern Ireland Assembly. Perhaps she might like to reply, if that is in order, Mr Deputy Speaker.”
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- Has spoken in 235 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 155 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 61.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 300 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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