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.
Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
1 vote for, 12 votes against, 5 absences, between 2011–2018
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
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 for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016
Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
3 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2019
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Jim Shannon has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 9 Apr 2019
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to improve the management of female offenders in the criminal justice system.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) reduce delays and (b) increase efficiency in operating theatres.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to maintain the welfare of the wild animals touring with travelling circuses in the event that the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 expire before a ban on the use of such animals in circuses is in place.
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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
Jim Shannon campaigned to leave the European Union
- Department of Health
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Electronic Cigarettes
- Cancer: Drugs
- Cancer: Medical Treatments
Currently held offices
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
- 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 (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 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)
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- Has spoken in 596 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jim Shannon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 801 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 91.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1677 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 1 Apr 2019.
Name of donor: Irish Fest
Address of donor: 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave, Milwaukee
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Four nights' hotel accommodation with an approx. value of £407
Destination of visit: Milwaukee
Dates of visit: 7-11 August 2018
Purpose of visit: Guest speaker
at a festival event which highlights Irish and Scots Irish Roots.
(Registered 07 November 2018)
Name of donor: (1) Brunel Law School (2) APPG
Pakistani Minorities (3) Pakistani National Commission for Human Rights
Address of donor: (1) Brunel University London, Uxbridge UB8 3PH (2) House of Commons
, London SW1A 0AA (3) Aiwan-i-Jamhoor, 107-Tipu Block, New Garden Town, Lahore-54600, Pakistan
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Air ticket, visa fee and travel in Lahore £658.30 (2) accommodation in Lahore £170.91 (3) travel from Lahore to Islamabad £56.25; travel and accommodation in Islamabad £550; total £606.25
Destination of visit: Lahore and Islamabad, Pakistan
Dates of visit: 27 September - 4 October 2018
Purpose of visit: APPG on Pakistan Minorities delegation to investigate and discuss human rights issues, in particular the persecution of non-Muslim Pakistani
(Registered 08 November 2018)
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
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