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 more EU integration Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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

  • Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry 1 Dec 2016

    It is a pleasure to speak in the debate. I want to cast Members’ minds back to films and TV—“The Perfect Storm”, for example, and “the Trawler Wars”, which I believe captured the pressures that fishermen are under. Back in January, I was speaking to one of my constituents, a fisherman from Portavogie, who was pondering the year ahead. He said to me,...
  • Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry 1 Dec 2016

    That is quite clearly happening. I subscribe to what the hon. Gentleman says, with in mind. Boats from Portavogie were boarded by the UK Border Agency in the Clyde the week before last and had to return home single-handedly, which should never have happened. It is easy to identify the problems; the question is how to fix them. One huge step forward was taken on 23 June when the United...
  • Backbench Business: UK Fishing Industry 1 Dec 2016

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Profile

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

Expenses

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
  • Cancer

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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 365 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jim Shannon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 877 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 71.93% 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.
  • 43 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jim Shannon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 992 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 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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