Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

DUP MP ar gyfer Strangford

@JimShannonMP https://facebook.com/Jim-Shannon-MP-477928115581090

Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

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Jim Shannon voted a mixture of for and against more powers for local councils

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Major votes

  • On 28 Chw 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio not to allow local councils to run secure schools, youth custody establishments, for 16 to 19 year olds. Show vote
  • On 14 Gor 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for greater public involvement in the creation of development plans, for greater regulation of permitted development, and to make permission for large housing schemes conditional on them starting within two years. Show vote
  • On 13 Rha 2016: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to make the demolition or change of use of pubs or other drinking establishments subject to planning permission. Show vote
  • On 9 Mai 2016: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio not to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 3 Mai 2016: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 4 — Provision of Discounted Starter Homes Show vote
  • On 3 Mai 2016: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 78 — Mandatory Rent Level for High Income Local Authority Tenants Show vote
  • On 9 Maw 2016: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against giving local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 10 Tach 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to require the consent of the devolved administrations and local government before applying new regulations on trade union activity within their areas of responsibility. Show vote
  • On 14 Hyd 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio in favour of allowing more devolution of powers to local councils and to enable councils to collaboratively form regional combined authorities. Show vote
  • On 10 Maw 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to let planning authorities insist Londoners wishing to rent out their homes for short periods have specific planning permission to do so on the grounds the authority considers that it is merely "desirable", rather than "necessary" to "protect the amenity of the locality". Show vote
  • On 16 Ebr 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to give local councils the power to remove householders' permitted development rights. Show vote
  • On 17 Rha 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for an option to make planning applications directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly. Show vote
  • On 21 Mai 2012: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Local Government Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 7 Rha 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against giving authorised council officers, PCSOs and accredited civilians the power to require an individual's name and address when issuing fixed penalty notices. Show vote
  • On 18 Mai 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to only allow the Mayor of London to designate a Mayoral development area if the majority of councils covering the area agree to the designation. Show vote
  • On 18 Mai 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against devolving more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 Mai 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to limit the power of the Secretary of State to repeal laws considered to detract from the general power of competence for local authorities. Show vote
  • On 17 Mai 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against the Secretary of State having the power to implement change a local council's system of governance to a mayor and cabinet executive. Show vote
  • On 11 Mai 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio not to give local councils more powers in relation to school admissions. Show vote
  • On 8 Chw 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against proposals which would have allowed the establishment of free schools, resulted in the abolition of a range of teaching related bodies, allowed student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and allowed teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 17 Ion 2011: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Declines Second Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Ion 2011: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Localism Bill (Money) Show vote
  • On 13 Hyd 2010: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to give more powers to London local authorities. Show vote
  • On 26 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Gor 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 10 Ion 2024: Jim Shannon Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill: Third Reading Show vote
  • On 21 Chw 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio not require the consent of the relevant local authority, Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and, where relevant, Mayoral Combined Authority before a body is designated the employer representative body for an area and given a role in developing the local skills improvement plan which public post-16 technical education or training providers would be required to have regard to. Show vote
  • On 23 Mai 2018: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to allow local councils in West Somerset and Taunton Deane to propose boundary changes without requiring a review or recommendation from the Local Government Boundary Commission. Show vote
  • On 23 Mai 2018: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to allow a proposal for a single tier of local government in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole to be made by the area's local councils without the requirement of an invitation from the Secretary of State. Show vote
  • On 8 Mai 2018: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio not to give local councils the freedom to decide if benefits to cover housing costs should be reduced in respect of excess bedrooms in cases of new local council secure tenancies offered to victims of domestic abuse. Show vote
  • On 13 Rha 2016: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against giving a Secretary of State the power to ban certain types of planning condition in England. Show vote
  • On 9 Mai 2016: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against giving local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them. Show vote
  • On 3 Mai 2016: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Clause 72 — Vacant High Value Local Authority Housing — Local Retention of Funds for Social Housing Show vote
  • On 13 Ebr 2016: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Schools White Paper — Academies Show vote
  • On 21 Hyd 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against allowing the creation of a combined authority to be made conditional on the authority having an elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 11 Chw 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against requiring a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 5 Tach 2014: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for local government to have powers to develop more integrated, frequent, cheaper and greener bus services with integrated Oyster card-style ticketing. Show vote
  • On 8 Ion 2014: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to boost housing supply by reforming the development industry; for measures to tackle landbanking; for a new generation of New Towns and Garden Cities and for giving local authorities a new right to grow to deliver the homes their communities need. Show vote
  • On 8 Ion 2014: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to give local councils powers to prevent the proliferation of fixed odds betting terminals and betting shops Show vote
  • On 8 Ion 2014: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to give local government more powers to regulate betting shops and fixed odds betting terminals. Show vote
  • On 17 Rha 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to only allow the Secretary of State to issue a direction to a local council relating to compliance with the code of practice on local authority publicity where evidence of a breach of a code has been sent to the authority and, if the authority has replied, that a report from the Secretary of State in light of that reply has been published. Show vote
  • On 16 Hyd 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to give more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 23 Ion 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for more regulation of the private rental sector, a national register of landlords, clearer information on charges, and the promotion of longer tenancies when tenants want them. Show vote
  • On 21 Chw 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against making the sale of motor vehicles on the internet, where the vehicle is kept on the highway, come within the existing street trading legislation which applies in London. Show vote
  • On 31 Ion 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to require local councils to keep the amount they spend on council tax reductions for those in financial need the same from year to year. Show vote
  • On 25 Ion 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against enabling all non-domestic premises in London, rather than just commercial or retail premises, to be subject to notices making requirements in relation to litter or refuse such as the provision of, and emptying of a bin. Show vote
  • On 18 Ion 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against delaying enabling local councils to keep money raised from business rates in their areas. Show vote
  • On 11 Ion 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 10 Ion 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 17 Mai 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to make specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop. Show vote
  • On 31 Maw 2011: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Clause 142 — Directions Releated to Prohibited Actvitity in Parliament Square Show vote
  • On 31 Maw 2011: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 30 Maw 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against recommending publicity by local authorities be lawful, cost effective, objective etc. Show vote
  • On 13 Rha 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Rha 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Money Show vote

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