Jim Shannon

Jim Shannon is the Democratic Unionist Party MP for Strangford, and has been an MP continuously since 6 May 2010. He currently undertakes the roles of Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), and Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights).

Registered Interests

The Register of Members’ Financial Interests is updated fortnightly online when the House is sitting, and less frequently at other times. Interests remain in the Register for twelve months after the interest has ended.

The interests set out below are those included in the most recently published version of the Register. All versions of the Register can be found here.

4. Visits outside the UK

  • Name of donor: Mankind is my Business
    Address of donor: 6890 South 2300 East 712019, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121, USA
    Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flight £593.35; accommodation £545.82; total value £1,139.17
    Destination of visit: Nigeria, Abuja
    Dates of visit: 28 May - 3 June 2022
    Purpose of visit: As chair of the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, to help collate evidence to free Leah Sharibu and Mubarak Bala. Converse with Nigerian government officials about Article 18. Speak with civil society leaders to gain evidence on refugees and persecuted religious people in Nigeria.
    (Registered 9 June 2022)
  • Name of donor: Bellwether International
    Address of donor: 694 E 230 N Lindon, Utah, USA, 84042
    Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel and flights, value £2,526,83
    Destination of visit: Poland
    Dates of visit: 6-10 June 2022
    Purpose of visit: In my capacity as chair of the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, advocacy for a joint European response to the Ukraine crisis.
    (Registered 10 June 2022)

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).