Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

DUP MP ar gyfer Strangford

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

Fixed Term Parliaments

Fixed Term Parliaments involve holding general elections on a regular basis, for example every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Without Fixed Term Parliaments a party with a majority had significant influence over the timing of a general election.

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Jim Shannon voted a mixture of for and against fixed periods between parliamentary elections

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Major votes

  • On 13 Med 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for the monarch, rather than MPs, to have power to dissolve a Parliament, and prompt an early election. Show vote
  • On 13 Med 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for the monarch, rather than MPs, to have power to dissolve a Parliament, and prompt an early election. Show vote
  • On 6 Gor 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for the monarch, rather than MPs, to have power to dissolve a Parliament, and prompt an early election. Show vote
  • On 13 Gor 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against requiring a resolution of both Houses of Parliament to approve the date of a general election. Show vote
  • On 18 Ion 2011: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to hold general elections on a regular basis every five years, with some exceptions permitting early elections. Show vote
  • On 13 Med 2010: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Fixed-term Parliaments Bill — Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 23 Hyd 2014: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2010: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for no exceptions from the five year fixed term of a parliament and against the monarch have powers in relation determining when MPs meet in Parliament. Show vote

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