Jim Shannon was elected as DUP MP for Strangford on May 6th 2010 with a majority of 5,876.
Jim Shannon is 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.
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