Jim Shannon

MP, Strangford

Strangford DUP

Jim Shannon campaigned to leave the European Union

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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.

  • Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons 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 occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 20 Oct 2016

    I especially thank the right hon. and hon. Members who have made such fantastic contributions —every contribution and intervention has been great. The attendance has also been great. It is genuinely refreshing to have a Minister who understands the issue and is able to respond. We will take him up on his offer to have a meeting with Arthritis Research UK—I thank him for that. I...
  • National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 20 Oct 2016

    I have more hair than the hon. Member for Foyle (Mark Durkan), but not much more.
  • National Arthritis Week — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 20 Oct 2016

    I beg to move, That this House has considered National Arthritis Week 2016. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I am delighted that today, for the first time in five years in this House, there is a dedicated debate in Parliament examining the impact of arthritis. It is a privilege to speak in this House; that opportunity is not something we take for granted. It is...

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

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 366 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jim Shannon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 941 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 71.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 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.
  • 44 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jim Shannon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 952 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Irish Festivals Inc.
Address of donor: 1532 Wauwatosa Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53213

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): hotel accommodation with a value of £542

Destination of visit: Milwaukee, United States

Date of visit: 17-22 August 2016

Purpose of visit: Speaking in the capacity as an MP from Northern Ireland at an event in the United States with cultural and historical links to Ireland and Northern Ireland.

(Registered 22 August 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
20 acres land and farm at Ballygarvin: (i).
Part share in holiday home in USA: (i).

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