Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

DUP MP for Strangford

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Last updated: 25 Jun 2019

Recent appearances

  • Persecution of Christians Overseas 18 Jul 2019

    I thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting this important debate. I also thank my hon. Friends the Members for Croydon South (Chris Philp), and for Congleton (Fiona Bruce), and the hon. Member for Glasgow East (David Linden) for joining me to present the case to the Committee. I thank, too, the Minister for Europe and the Americas and the Foreign Secretary for their commitment to...
  • Persecution of Christians Overseas 18 Jul 2019

    My hon. Friend is most generous. I have been working to raise the issue of the persecution of Christians, people of other faiths and people with no faith.
  • Persecution of Christians Overseas 18 Jul 2019

    I thank my hon. Friend for his intervention. My hon. Friend the Member for Belfast South (Emma Little Pengelly) said that it is the job of Members of this House to raise awareness, and she is right. But it is also our job to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.

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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
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Health
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Diabetes
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Dementia
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 604 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Jim Shannon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 755 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 92.24% 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") 1761 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Jul 2019.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Irish Fest of Milwaukee
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 minority groups.

(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: (i).

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