Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

Strangford DUP

Jim Shannon’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Tobacco Control Plan: Valproate and Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome 19 Oct 2017

    It is always a privilege to speak in these debates. I give special mention to the hon. Member for Bury North (James Frith), whose powerful and personal summary of his life has greatly added to the debate. Everyone who heard his contribution will appreciate it and thank him for it. The right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb) set the scene so capably, outlining the case for...
  • Tobacco Control Plan 19 Oct 2017

    We welcome the tobacco plan and the reduction in the number of people who smoke from 20% to 16%, but there is one anomaly here, to which the right hon. Gentleman has referred. I refer to chewed tobacco, as it is not mentioned in this plan and there does not seem to be any plan to address this. Oral cancer is one of the major cancers across the UK, with some half a million people affected by...
  • Grenfell Tower: Business of the House 19 Oct 2017

    On Tuesday, Muhammad Safdar made several discriminatory comments in the National Assembly of Pakistan against the Ahmadiyya Muslim community of Pakistan. He accused the faith group of being untrustworthy and a threat to Pakistan, arguing that it should be banned from the armed forces. Coming from the son-in-law of a former Prime Minister, such comments are dangerous and will surely fuel...

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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
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Cancer: Drugs
  • Internet
  • Colombia

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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 292 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jim Shannon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 743 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 83.33% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
  • 53 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jim Shannon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1136 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

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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