Jim Shannon was re-elected as DUP MP for Strangford on May 7th 2015 with 15053 votes, taking 44.4% of the vote.
Jim Shannon was a also a sitting Councillor on Ards Borough Council and was first elected in 1985, becoming Mayor in 1991 – 92 and is the current leader of the DUP group within the Council.
Jim is married to Sandra and has 3 boys; he lives on the family farm outside Greyabbey. He was educated at Ballywalter Primary School.
Jim is a member of the Baptist Church in Newtownards, and a member of the Ulster Farmers Union.
Jim is also the former chairman of Ards DPP. Jim sits on the Board of Governors at Glastry College.
Constituency Address: 34A Frances Street, Newtownards, BT23 7DN
Constituency Tel: 028 9182 7990
Date of Birth: 25/03/1955
Party: Democratic Unionist Party
Personal Website: www.dup.org.uk/default.htm
Westminster Tel: 020 7219 7160
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Shannon-MP/477928115581090