Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

DUP MP for Strangford

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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 and Social Care
  • Department of Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Question
  • Diabetes
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Cancer: Medical Treatments

Currently held offices

  • Member, Local Government (Pay Accountability) Bill Committee (since 15 May 2024)
  • Member, Courts (Remote Hearings) Bill (since 8 May 2024)
  • Member, School Attendance (Duties of Local Authorities and Proprietors of Schools) Bill Committee (since 24 Apr 2024)
  • Member, Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill (Formerly known as International Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill) Committee (since 17 Apr 2024)
  • Member, Zoological Society of London (Leases) Bill Committee (since 21 Feb 2024)
  • Member, Pet Abduction Bill Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 9 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights) (since 1 Jul 2017)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill Committee (26 Jan 2022 to 2 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill Committee (15 Dec 2021 to 5 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill Committee ( 8 Dec 2021 to 15 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee (24 Nov 2021 to 1 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee ( 5 Dec 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (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)

Recent appearances

  • Allergy Guidance for Schools 21 May 2024

    Will the hon. Lady give way?
  • Allergy Guidance for Schools 21 May 2024

    I commend the hon. Lady for raising the issue. She has told the story of young Benedict so well. She has honoured him and honoured his family, and we thank her for that. My second son is now a young man, but as a wee boy he had a number of allergies, so I understand the issue all too well: I understand the importance of controlling a boy’s diet and, indeed, the very life that he leads. Does...
  • Endometriosis Education in Schools 21 May 2024

    I thank the right hon. Member for Elmet and Rothwell (Sir Alec Shelbrooke) for highlighting the issue in this debate. He has done that in Westminster Hall numerous times, and more times again in the main Chamber. I have heard him on many occasions and I admire his determination to discuss this subject matter and to make people aware of it—I congratulate him on that. The hon. Member for...

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: International Centre for Law and Religious Studies (ICLRS)
Address of donor: J Reuben Clarke Centre, 341 E Campus Dr, Provo, UT 84602, USA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation with meals (£1,233.67) and flights (£1,304.75), value £2,538.42
Destination of visit: United States (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Dates of visit: 29 September 2023 to 4 October 2023
Purpose of visit: As chair of the APPG for the Freedom of Religious Belief, to lead a delegation to Salt Lake City to speak in the plenary session in ICLRS Law and Religious Symposium.
(Registered 9 October 2023)
Name of donor: European Leadership Network (ELNET UK)
Address of donor: Epworth House, 25 City Rd, London EC1Y 1AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation (£892), flights (£1081) and food (£344), value £2,317
Destination of visit: Israel (Tel Aviv and Kfar Aza)
Dates of visit: 7 April 2024 to 10 April 2024
Purpose of visit: UK and German State Parliamentarian Delegation to Israel.
(Registered 26 April 2024)
6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year
Type of land/property: Residential property (holiday home)
Number of properties: 1
Location: no location provided, United States
Ownership details: part-share
Type of land/property: Agricultural land (40 acres of land and farm)
Location: Ballygarvin
(Registered 31 May 2021; updated 6 July 2017)

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