A selection of Jim Shannon's votes
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Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2016
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 for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, in 2013
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2011
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
7 votes for, 27 votes against, 14 absences, between 2010–2017
Almost always voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2013–2016
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Tourism in Northern Ireland currently generates £764 million of revenue and attracts 4.5 million visitors. The aim is to double that by 2020 using major events such as the world police and fire games, the UK city of culture and the Giro d’Italia. To achieve that goal, will the Minister outline his strategy for incorporating the UK-wide tourism industry? What support is being...
Taking into account the state of devolution, how will Northern Ireland be represented in the preparations for the United Kingdom to leave the EU, and, specifically, how will the Minister be able to meet the intricate needs of Northern Ireland at this time?
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that no parts made in the UK are used in the North Korean nuclear programme.
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Former DUP MP for Strangford, Former DUP MLA for Strangford
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for 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 for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Ministry of Defence
- Cancer: Drugs
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 3 May 2017)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health) (8 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport) (8 May 2015 to 3 May 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 318 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jim Shannon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 764 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 71.52% 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.
- 46 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1081 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
Name of donor: Irish Festivals Inc.
Address of donor: 1532 Wauwatosa Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
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
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