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Jim Shannon MLA

Assumed office 
Constituency Strangford

Born Banbridge, Northern Ireland
Political party Democratic Unionist Party
Website Shannon DUP

Richard James "Jim" Shannon MLA, TA is a Unionist politician from Northern Ireland.

Shannon was educated at Ballywalter Primary School and Coleraine Academical Institution. He was in the Ulster Defence Regiment in 1973-1975 and 1976-1977 and was awarded the General Service Medal. He served in the Royal Artillery TA from 1977-1988. He is a member of the loyal orders. [1]

He is a councillor who was first elected to Ards Borough Council in 1985 and served as Mayor in 1991-1992. He was elected as a member of the Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue in 1996. Shannon has been elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly for Strangford at every election since 1998.


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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
New creation
MLA for Strangford
1998 -
Succeeded by


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