Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

DUP MP for Strangford

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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 random selection of Jim Shannon’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Jim Shannon has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 10 Dec 2021

    Automated External Defibrillators (Public Access) Bill: Second Reading – Jim Shannon. Private Members' Bills
  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall 4 Nov 2021

    General debate on public access to Automatic External Defibrillators – Jim Shannon – Paul Howell. Westminster Hall debate; 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Black History Month 21 Oct 2021

    I commend the hon. Lady for bringing forward this debate on a really important issue. I am here to support her for that purpose. History should be rich and we should ensure that British history is taught in schools. Does she agree that the curriculum should have time factored in each year for local history, to help children to learn the history of local communities—she has just referred to...

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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
  • Health
  • Diabetes
  • Question
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Dementia
  • Cancer: Medical Treatments

Currently held offices

  • 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, 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Since February 2017, 40 acres land and farm at Ballygarvin: (i). (Registered 31 May 2010; updated 6 July 2017)
Part share in holiday home in USA: (i).

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