About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Jim Shannon) represents you, and all of the people who live in Strangford, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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Profile

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
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Question
  • Diabetes
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Dementia

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Local Government (Pay Accountability) Bill Committee (15 May 2024 to 22 May 2024)
  • Member, Courts (Remote Hearings) Bill ( 8 May 2024 to 15 May 2024)
  • Member, School Attendance (Duties of Local Authorities and Proprietors of Schools) Bill Committee (24 Apr 2024 to 1 May 2024)
  • Member, Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill (Formerly known as International Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill) Committee (17 Apr 2024 to 24 Apr 2024)
  • Member, Zoological Society of London (Leases) Bill Committee (21 Feb 2024 to 28 Feb 2024)
  • Member, Pet Abduction Bill Committee (24 Jan 2024 to 31 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee ( 9 Jan 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill Committee (26 Jan 2022 to 2 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill Committee (15 Dec 2021 to 5 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Bill Committee ( 8 Dec 2021 to 15 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee (24 Nov 2021 to 1 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) ( 4 Mar 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights) ( 1 Jul 2017 to 30 May 2024)
  • 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 (Health) ( 8 May 2015 to 30 May 2024)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Foreign Affairs and Defence 18 Jul 2024

    First, I commend the Secretary of State for the role he played in opposition and the role he now plays in government. I think that each of us, on hearing the words of the Secretary of State, will be inspired and feel more confident about road forward. When it comes to the middle east, we are all aware of the influence of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran, and we are aware of the...
  • Clean Energy Superpower Mission 18 Jul 2024

    Oh, thank you—you caught me off guard there, Madam Deputy Speaker, because I am so used to being the last one in the House to be called. I welcome the Secretary of State to his place. I know it has always been his ambition to have the opportunity to have this role. Now he has it, I hope it goes well for him, and we will support him in what he is trying to achieve. With the new Government...

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