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 against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
1 vote for, 12 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2018
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
12 votes for, 54 votes against, 14 absences, between 2010–2018
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
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Jim Shannon has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
Armed violence against farming communities in Nigeria – Jim Shannon.
The hon. Gentleman and I might have a slightly different opinion on this matter. I declare an interest as a landowner, and I live on a farm on the Ards peninsula in my constituency. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs—the Department responsible in Northern Ireland—has stated that there is no problem with the scale of concentrated animal feeding operations...
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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
Jim Shannon campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department of Health
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Cancer: Drugs
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 501 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jim Shannon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 708 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 90.94% 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") 1470 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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