Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

Strangford DUP

Jim Shannon’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure: Phenylketonuria and Kuvan 22 Mar 2018

    I am not normally in the Chamber for the Adjournment debate on a Thursday afternoon, but I am here today because of the timing of this debate and because, as my party’s spokesperson on health, I am very interested in this subject. The hon. Lady has very passionately, and in a forensic and detailed way, outlined the case for making this drug available. Not only does the individual need...
  • Grenfell Update: The Economy 22 Mar 2018

    It is always a pleasure to speak in a debate, even if, as often happens, it is at the tail-end. I thank all right hon. and hon. Members for their contributions so far and for their specific interests in the economy. I would like to bring a Northern Ireland perspective to the debate. The economy is an issue that affects every village, town and city in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and...
  • Grenfell Update: The Economy 22 Mar 2018

    It would be remiss of me to say other than that the value of the pound has enabled our exports to grow and our manufacturing base to maintain its position. The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. The DUP’s confidence and supply agreement with the Conservative party has brought in money for everyone in Northern Ireland, regardless of whether they are Unionist, nationalist or anything...

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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

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Topics of interest

Jim Shannon campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Health
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Cancer: Drugs
  • Internet
  • Colombia

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights) (since 1 Jul 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (5 Dec 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 5 Dec 2016)
  • Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 5 Dec 2016)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality) (8 May 2015 to 8 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport) (8 May 2015 to 8 Jun 2017)
  • 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 367 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jim Shannon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 682 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 92.48% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 1291 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Since February 2017, 40 acres land and farm at Ballygarvin: (i). (Registered 31 May 2010; updated 6 July 2017)
Part share in holiday home in USA: (i).

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