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General Election 2015


Shannon, Jim


Andrews, Johnny


The sitting MP Jim Shannon is standing for re-election.

This page shows how the sitting MP has voted on four issues since first being elected.

This reflects only votes which, in our view, are key indicators of the commitment of MPs on these issues. Selected Early Day Motions which your MP has supported are also listed at the bottom of this page (please scroll down).For information about the voting intentions of other candidates in your constituency, please click and send us an e-mail, putting the name of your constituency in the subject line. Alternatively, call SPUC HQ on 020 7091 7091.

Jim Shannon’s record on key votes:

On abortion has voted:

3 times with the pro-life lobby

Never has either been absent or abstained

Never with the anti-life lobby

On protection of the human embryo has voted:

Once with the pro-life lobby

Never has either been absent or abstained

Never with the anti-life lobby

On euthanasia has voted:

Never with the pro-life lobby

Never has either been absent or abstained

Never with the not pro-life lobby

On ‘same-sex marriage’ has voted:

7 times with the lobby defending traditional marriage

Never has either been absent or abstained

Once with the lobby redefining marriage in law

Jim Shannon signed Early Day Motions on the following subjects:

86 (2014)

which expressed concern about the Washington State Death With Dignity Act.

122 (2014)

which noted Robert Winston’s warnings on mitochondrial replacement techniques.

125 (2014)

which called for funding for abortion services for all women and girls impregnated by rape.

172 (2012)

which expressed support for hospice care across the UK.

293 (2012)

which called for no further attempts to relax the law on euthanasia or assisted suicide.

349 (2013)

which deplored so many repeat abortions, and called for breaches of the law to be prosecuted.

402 (2013)

which demanded that UK-funded aid agencies should facilitate abortion.

858 (2013)

which expressed concern about proposals to authorise three-parent children.

875 (2013)

which expressed concern about strains of antibiotic resistant STIs.

936 (2013)

which called for the sex of unborn babies to be recorded to monitor abortions for gender.

869 (2014)

which condemned compulsory abortion, infanticide and sterilisation in China.

978 (2014)

which expressed concern about gender selection abortions.

1158 (2014)

which opposed changes to the law on assisted suicide.

1231 (2014)

which expressed concern about the incineration of foetal remains by NHS trusts.

1290 (2011)

which applauded the work of the HFEA with misleading statements about its work.

1329 (2011)

which called for more vaccinations for preventable illnesses for children.

1918 (2011)

which welcomed LIFE’s appointment to the D of H Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV.

2030 (2011)

which criticised the BBC for its stance on Lord Falconer's Commission .

2074 (2011)

which expressed concern over Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.

2081 (2011)

which supported conscientious objection for those with religious belief.

2220 (2011)

which welcomed the San Jose Articles on the Status of the Unborn Child.

2236 (2011)

which criticised inaccurate UN reporting of abortion figures worldwide.

2237 (2011)

which criticised inaccurate UN reporting of abortion worldwide.

2835 (2012)

called on the government to reject infanticide.

2837 (2012)

which expressed concern over abortions on the grounds of gender.

744 (2015)

which expressed concern about the mitochondrial donation regulations.


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