Jim Shannon Delighted Strangford Voters Backed Him

Shannon thanks voters of Strangford For returning him as MP

Jim Shannon, DUP MP for Strangford, has been returned once again to the green benches of Westminster for another term after Labour’s crushing defeat of the Tories in the general election.

Following his success in the Strangford election, Jim Shannon has sincerely thanked the people of his constituency who voted for him at last week’s election saying “this was a fantastic victory with a five thousand majority.”

Jim Shannon has once again won the Strangford seat for the DUP in the parliamentary election.

He added: “It has been my pleasure to represent the wonderful constituency of Strangford at Westminster since 2010, along with serving in the Northern Ireland Assembly from 1998-2010.

“I look forward to continuing to make the case for Strangford in Parliament over the next Parliamentary term.

“I attended the Celebration Assembly at Kircubbin Integrated Primary a while back and was so pleased to meet with Principal Roger Irvine, and all the teachers and pupils.

“It was great to be there with my eight-year-old grand-daughter Mia and her school friends. The children sang the school song, “We are one” and it summed up for me what I want to see for Strangford and Northern Ireland.

“Whilst we may have political differences, I will continue to be the MP for all and represent everyone in my constituency.

“When it comes to commitment, I will never grow tired of doing good for my constituents and thank every person who voted for me, for giving me the opportunity again to do so.

“Please be assured my constituency office in Newtownards and the DUP Satellite Office in Ballynahinch are here to assist and I look forward to representing Strangford over the next parliamentary term.”


Jim Shannon had a convincing win on 15559 votes which was 40% of the votes cast, while Alliance’s Michelle Guy managed to collect 10,428 votes on 26.8% of votes.

The schisms in Unionism were apparent with the UUP collecting 3941 votes and the TUV on 3143.

Sinn Féin took 2793 votes ahead of the SDLP on 1783, with the Greens trailing on 703.

The changes in the boundaries in the southern part of the constituency probably brought in more nationalist/republican voters to the political fray, but whether many stayed at home confused by the boundary changes, the result was a victory for Jim Shannon who has expressed his willingness to serve all across the wider constituency.